Bold or Confronting?

Is 'Red Playground - Finish what you started'
bold or confronting?

I just want to have fun

My plan is to create 52 abstracts by May 2024 in order to encourage myself to explore and relax. The studio serves as my playground where I want to approach each piece with child-like wonder. 

‘Red Playground – Finish what you started’, is the first work in this quest. 

Bold Or Confronting
'Red Playground - Finish what you started', final.
Bold? Confronting? Or, Both!

Gentle, glowing, or lacking?

With no plan for the final outcome, I simply played. A gentle and glowing work emerged with beautiful colours, designs, and shapes from layers of inktense and pigment ink on top of my pre-treated support.

The combat begins

The work seemed to lack something so, in the fourth episode, I brought out the “big guns”, which is what I call my chisel-tip pigment ink pen. It changed everything. Click here to watch the previous video.

I knew that in order to have a cohesive piece, the tamer left side of the diptych would need to respond appropriately to the combative right side.

Watch the battle and resolution

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Click here to go to the first session of this series, titled, “10 Things I did to love myself this summer so I could get back to creating”

Next week I will post a new video that is purely an edited time lapse, with music, from start to completion. I hope it will be relaxing and meditative. My blogpost will reveal my thoughts and assessment of the completed work, ‘Red Playground – Finish what you started’.

Is there a better title?

‘Red Playground – Finish what you started’, is a working title. I’d appreciate your suggestions for a final title. Post them in the comments below or in the comment section on any of the videos of the series.

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What do you think? Did I succeed in balancing out the two sides of the diptych.

What approach would you have taken to complete this work?

Please let me know in the comments at the bottom of the page.

Creating Art Around Life

Fifth and Final episode of “Red Playground, Finish what you Started” above. This five part series features up-close insight into creating the new work.

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Red Playground - Finish What You Started, Progress 4
When the work was glowing and gentle, but lacking. At the top is 'can red come out to play vii, which inspires the bottom work.
Intriguing Power Of Pigment Ink
Pigment ink pens. The "big guns" is the chisel on the right side.
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