Cecelia’s Art Pick – March 2013

 

I have always liked working in series. It seems that an idea needs to go through a range of possible expressions before I am satisfied that it is “finished.” Sometimes a group of related work consists of a few pieces, sometimes many over a long period of time.

This month’s Art Pick is one in a series of fourteen acrylic paintings on paper with embossing. It is number 7 of 14. It is typical of my work during the 80”s when I was also making large acrylic “stain” paintings. Instead of pouring on canvas on the floor, (which made my studio look jazzy) I poured the paint on paper. I embossed the paper front and back (convex and concave lines) using heavy cord or lightweight wire and a press.

Here is “Fourteen 7”.

#215 Fourteen 7, acrylic, embossing on paper, 22x30, 1982

This is a painting from that period.

#260 Now You See It, acrylic ptg, 71x61, 1984

Here are three more from the series. You can compare and contrast them to “Fourteen 7”.

#211 Fourteen 3, acrylic, embossing on paper, 22x30, 1982

 

#214 Fourteen 6, acrylic, embossing on paper, 22x30, 1982

#222 Fourteen 14, acrylic, embossing on paper, 22x30, 1982

When is a series finished? Usually, when other ideas intrude.

Remember – the Art Pick is available all month at a 30% discount. $850 less 30% = $595.

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