Monday, February 16, 2009

Experimenting





After teaching several lessons on Richard Diebenkorn's style it was impossible to resist a little experimentation. Typical of his work is the high horizon and block sections of land. The resulting work incorporates some of the style of my Ideal Destinations series (bright colors and simplified shapes) along with a heavily textured surface.
Modeling paste is scraped across the surface and the acrylic paint is applied in washes, saturated coats and with a palette knife to create additional texture.
None of these pieces are finished and I am still trying different surfaces for the adhesion of the modeling paste. These pieces are all on canvas panel and I want to work on stretched canvas, so I must try the flexible modeling paste.






4 comments:

ABG said...

I love Deibenkorn!
can I say that the black background makes your blog hard to read...would you consider a gray background?

Kimberly Landers said...

okay... you aren't the first person to comment on the difficulty of reading on black... I'll work on it.

Kimberly Landers said...

Oh... wait. You are the same person commenting twice. Alright already... I'll change it! Let's get together soon. I hope to take one of your writing workshops!

ABG said...

talk about day and night! it's much easier. I love the color, though it might affect the work you post. still, given the florida palette you use, this turquoise is really nice. suits your personality too.
i'll be at SCAD for the Honors weekend doing two workshops. I wish my others would make! I'm working a lot on a printmaking/map structure for a show in April. after that it will be easier to get together. are you doing any more Atlantic Station gigs?