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Bilateral
03-01-2018, 10:42 PM
Acrylics on canvas, 40" x 60" WIP C&C invited.

So.........still playing with rope/string and wanted to experiment. In this case I tied a series of knots in the rope and sort of "buffed" the paint in different directions to see what kind of marks I could get. Added some tipping & dripping. Isn't done, but it is where I am so far. I do wish my arms were longer so I could have a larger range of motion :eek:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2018/1982718-006_-_600.jpg

graphicali
03-02-2018, 12:19 AM
Haha, I now have a mental image of an artist with very long arms! This is looking really good. I must have a go at this technique sometime. I suspect that it is more difficult than it sounds...

jimwhalen
03-02-2018, 08:14 AM
Acrylics on canvas, 40" x 60" WIP C&C invited.

...I do wish my arms were longer so I could have a larger range of motion :eek:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-Mar-2018/1982718-006_-_600.jpg

Would you have enough control over your technique if you used tongs?
Nice piece. It must be impressive IRL at that size.

cmallav
03-02-2018, 08:21 AM
With that size, that is surely going to be the statement piece of any room it hangs in!

KreativeK
03-02-2018, 10:35 AM
I missed seeing this yesterday. Quite impressive!

Boafamily
03-02-2018, 11:13 AM
Vertical and horizontal balance found within this piece that vibrates with color. The dark vertical color really grounded this work so Bravo.

Katie Black
03-02-2018, 12:53 PM
This is very nice. The irregular patches of colour create an interesting mosaic.

I love how you have areas of pure colour interwoven in this piece.

cliff.kachinske
03-02-2018, 06:28 PM
Great work. It will dominate any room where it hangs.

Bilateral
03-02-2018, 06:59 PM
Thanks very much Kay and graphicali. Still adjusting the color a bit, which is a challenge with this process.

Bilateral
03-02-2018, 07:03 PM
Would you have enough control over your technique if you used tongs?
Nice piece. It must be impressive IRL at that size.

Thank you Jim. I have to vary the tension on the rope to ensure the knots make contact and I fear it would slip out with tongs. Though maybe light weight vise grips???? You've given me some ideas to ponder.

Bilateral
03-02-2018, 07:10 PM
Many thanks Chaya and Cliff. It does make a dominant statement, due to both color and size. Oh.......if only large surfaces were not so tempting, storage woes would be resolved :lol: .

Bilateral
03-02-2018, 07:13 PM
Vertical and horizontal balance found within this piece that vibrates with color. The dark vertical color really grounded this work so Bravo.
Coming from you, that is a wonderful compliment Anthony. I was flipping it to work on a few sections and now can't decide which orientation works best.
Any preferences?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Mar-2018/1982718-006_-_600_2.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Mar-2018/1982718-006_-_600.jpg

Bilateral
03-02-2018, 07:16 PM
This is very nice. The irregular patches of colour create an interesting mosaic.

I love how you have areas of pure colour interwoven in this piece.

Thanks Katie. That was definitely part of the challenge on this one. I'm making a few adjustments and will post an update soon. Regrettably, the California sun is hiding on this rainy day and every pic has either light glare or distorted color.

Artchrispy
03-03-2018, 09:13 AM
I like it. The blue gives it a cool visual vibe illustrative of the vibe a string might make when plucked. I prefer the original orientation.

Eraethil
03-03-2018, 01:48 PM
This looks done to my eye. (or very close) It is immediately visually appealing!

What about tying or attaching the knotted string around a piece of lumber (a 1x2?) lengthwise. It could act as your "handle for manipulating the string, similar to a big a squeegee. I could imagine Gerhard Richter coming up with this technique. Is he an influence for you at all?

Bilateral
03-03-2018, 06:30 PM
This looks done to my eye. (or very close) It is immediately visually appealing!

What about tying or attaching the knotted string around a piece of lumber (a 1x2?) lengthwise. It could act as your "handle for manipulating the string, similar to a big a squeegee. I could imagine Gerhard Richter coming up with this technique. Is he an influence for you at all?
Richter and Pollack are two major influences, together for the physical involvement behind their craft and Richter because his use of color resonates.

Your squeegee suggestion is dead on. I want to ensure the marks made remain unique to the rope. A support that will flex and allow me to press into it in different places will do that. A 1x2 with the rope stapled into one side should fill the bill. Thank you!!

In the meantime, here is where I'm stopping for now. You are correct, Rick. It was close. All I did was damp down some of the green.

Still open for C&C and opinions on orientation. The process never really ends.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Mar-2018/1982718-008_-_600.jpg

Bilateral
03-03-2018, 06:31 PM
Thanks so much Artchrispy. I love your visual :).

Boafamily
03-03-2018, 07:47 PM
Coming from you, that is a wonderful compliment Anthony. I was flipping it to work on a few sections and now can't decide which orientation works best.
Any preferences?
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Mar-2018/1982718-006_-_600_2.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/02-Mar-2018/1982718-006_-_600.jpg

I like the horizontal position more, but I will leave that choice to you my friend. 😀

Bilateral
03-07-2018, 01:58 AM
It looks like the horizontal is unanimous, so that it will be. I'm still fussing around a bit on the blue but will varnish soon just to make me leave it be.

ronsu18
03-07-2018, 05:19 PM
just chiming in, the horizontal is more.. i want to say elegant, elevated, although it sounds like wrong words for the piece. maybe, maybe not. i'm sort of new to seriously contemplating a work in this style and was surprised at the effect of learning how it was made. how crucial it was, how the movement of the rope and your intent is now half the experience and half the life force of this. amazing. 4D.

Eraethil
03-07-2018, 11:40 PM
Horizontal. Great finish!

Bilateral
03-08-2018, 01:11 AM
Thanks very much Rick. There is much more to do with this technique, the experiments have just begun.
Ronsu, your comments are insightful and I look forward to seeing more of both them and your work.