Ink Blots Etc. Part 2

More acrylic/ink combinations on Bristol board. These are from early December, 2015.

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21 thoughts on “Ink Blots Etc. Part 2

  1. Claudia McGill Post author

    We’ve been mail art friends for a while and I have some of her work here at my house. The minute I saw what she did I knew I’d found something really great.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I think it’s a case of the usual – you try something, fumble around some, then start to get your sea legs. Even though these still mostly are pretty random, maybe I’m getting used to seeing them and what they can become…

  3. Nancy Bell Scott

    I love that, “maps to undiscovered worlds.” For an artist it might be hard to think of a more challenging yet more insight-possible path. I’m appreciating all comments here, yesterday and today.

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    Yes, I liked that image too and it made me feel that something as simple as what is starting as scribbles, really does go further than that, both for me and for other people who look at these.

  5. Jane Dougherty

    These are so full of life! Strangely enough, they remind me very much of familiar household objects. The Falling Red Sun is like a doll’s house, Moon and Triangle is like my sewing box, Red Ribbon is when somebody has been rummaging in it, and the Three Red Planets are three fried eggs on a range. But they are objects with a splendid, fiery life of their own. Cosmic Utensils!

  6. Claudia McGill Post author

    Yes, when I first started doing them I just called them “Ink Blot #1” or whatever, but then I started just calling them the first thing that came to mind. I love the images you have called up from them!

  7. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. These blot things all started out because of a. extra paint on the brush that I could not waste! No! b. the example of a friend of mine who uses ink in her collage/mixed media work and I love it. Serendipity at work once again!

  8. Claudia McGill Post author

    I do tend to feel the paint, the brush, whatever, will be upset if I don’t get it its full chance and you are right, there is always that last little bit to do that turns out to be the best part or the right way to turn…Plus, I was raised by people who were very thrifty (I thud back down to earth with that, don’t I?)

  9. Jane Dougherty

    I don’t know. Is it somehow more ‘artistic’ to be wasteful? I think that the idea of using everything, attaching a value to everything is better than having no idea of what anything costs to the planet, the cow or pig it came from, the sheep, the kids who work in the factories…I hate waste possibly as much as I hate religion. And that’s quite a lot.

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