Camouflaging with Pattern
On Saturday morning, I used my iPad, and then misplaced it. It was so frustrating! Paul was helping me look too. After looking in the same places for the second or third time, the definition of insanity came to mind, “doing the same thing again hoping for a different result”. So a full scale clean up of my studio began. On Monday morning, a special collector stopped by and I happened to glance at my easel…. and there it was. The “Find my iPad app” is now installed, but it probably wouldn’t have helped me in this situation.
What you see on that canvas is an under painting. The grid-like shapes help me lock into edges and experiment with colors. There is a lesson to seeing how my iPad blended in. The pure repetition of similar shapes can hide a surprise. The photo above shows the exact opposite of a trompe l oeil, “a visual illusion in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional object”- Wikipedia
Learn about my specials for my Mother’s Day Sale next Wednesday, May 4th from 11:00am to 7:00pm.
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