Matilda

 (in the style of) Franz Marc

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Photos of Matilda my greyhound and Bird of Paradise flower photos were arranged in a grid on cartridge paper providing a basis for this initial painting. I placed the paper onto a window and traced the photographs with a pencil. Using a ruler I drew the random directional lines (that I see in the photos) throughout the drawing, fracturing and segmenting the shapes. Examples; the directions of where Matilda’s eyes look, continuations of the lounge chair arm edges, lines where walls and floors meet.

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This exploratory painting has compositional strengths from the underlying grid, straight lines and rectangular photo shapes. The next painting will be on heavier paper (or canvas). I will loosen the composition by creating more elaborate flower forms, extending them out of the grid and rectangles and merging the shapes and colours.

The painting is also a great idea and outline for a strategy of war.

p.s. More on Franz Marc over at Curly N Crew.

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Shirley Burley

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