Optical Echoes, Entry 19

Do you remember this spring when I mentioned a new collaboration of which I'm taking part? I have added my most recent contribution, entry number 19, inspired from a drawing by Katherine Wheeler. I started with a flat pattern and soon abandoned that for gesture. I wanted to include the blue and repetitive marks, garnered from Katherine's piece, as well as triangular shapes. The piece became quite layered as I worked on it, and I did a bit of subtractive work, lifting pigment from the paper then painting back over it to create depth.

It's interesting to me to see what each artist gathers from the previous entry to inspire their response. You can follow along as the project progresses at opticalechoesproject.tumblr.com

Participants include: @katherinearts @tielsk @cathymcmurray @lariwashburn @mazeandvale