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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Maybe how an idea begins to evolve
I went through my sketchbooks and gessoed out all the stuff that wasn't interesting. In a few places I glued shapes of a different colour over dark places. The rose red was part of a paint chip I'd collected in Maine a few summers ago. I blended a bit of bluey gouache into the gesso.This morning I woke early and found some objects that would work with the direction of the red. The objects were not red.
Next I scanned the new image and printed it onto some cartridge paper. I worked without reference to the objects with a Matisse book opened.
I'm an artist-educator who uses imagery in all that I do, from painting, drawing, print-making and mail art to reflective journals around action research in schools. I believe in creating learning environments that are democratic, and collaborative where we are honest, open and caring.