Day 21: Let’s Get Experimental – “Simplify”

100 Paintings 100 Days

Day 21 Simplify

Day 21 Simplify

Today’s painting was inspired by the luck of the draw – literally. I have these artist’s creativity cards that I’ve never played with, so in the spirit of experimenting I pulled them out.

“Do a totally nonobjective painting using only geometric shapes. If you wish add numbers.”

I appreciate these types of paintings – but this is totally not me – as you know.

I can’t say that I am happy with this. It’s too complicated. Not enough big solid shapes – too many mid sized shapes. and the values are off – there isn’t enough contrast. But completing it is an exercise in composition – even if it is a failed attempt in my opinion.

I should have taken the time to do a couple of quick sketches – they would have been super quick since shapes are pretty easy to pull together with a couple of lines. Part of me is debating re-doing the challenge tomorrow, but I am curious about what tomorrow’s card might say.

I may cut this up and make it into something else – wouldn’t it be interesting to cut this up, change and rearrange it for 10 days? I wonder what I’d end up with by the last day. The bonus of having a failed painting is that you can do anything with it – nothing you do could make it any worse 😉

What do you think? Is it worth a try? Anyone want a piece of this for your own art making? If so email your address to me at lauratetrault at gmail dot com and I’ll send you a piece.

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