Forms

There were footprints in the fresh snow on the paths this morning so we weren’t the only ones out there. We didn’t see anyone though. It was only 5 degrees.

Tri color form paintings as sketches
Tri color form paintings as sketches

I’ve been playing around with these bodily forms for a few weeks now. With acrylic paint on paper, solid colors straight from the tube or jar, I limited myself to three colors per piece. I settled on four drawings that worked and tweaked the curves for days. I swapped colors while they were hanging on the wall. I determined I didn’t need the negative space on the sheet of paper that I painted each one on and found some pieces of 1/8 inch plastic that will remain flat after I cut the forms out. The plastic sheets were bigger than my painting sketches so I photographed the sketches and projected the paintings on the plastic sheets.

Four forms drawings on cut plastic
Four forms drawings on cut plastic

I had seen a jig saw in Jared’s garage so I took the sheets down there and asked if I could cut them out. It was a lot harder than I thought it would be to follow my curves. Turns out Jared’s wife, Sue, is the jig saw expert. I came close to just asking her if she could cut my forms out but I eventually got a little better. Peggi tried her hand at it and together we completed the task. Jared’s garage is heated, ours is not, so I plan to file the edges down when it gets a little warmer and then paint them.

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  1. Glad there’s no fingers laying on the floor after your jigsaw event. I’ve been thinking a lot about colors and the magic certain ones can unexpectedly create just by sitting next to each other. I’ve been looking at that Albers color book, in anticipation of seeing the Warhol show at Bklyn Museum. His color combining always results in surprises.

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