Ink Blots Etc. Part 3

I told you there were more and more. So here are more!

I also told you the naming thing took hold of me and I got ever more fanciful as time went on. I think you certainly can see that starting with this group.


24 thoughts on “Ink Blots Etc. Part 3

  1. Laura (PA Pict)

    I am really enjoying this series. It’s interesting too to look at them and only then glance at your titles before returning to see what might have led to the title.

  2. Claudia McGill Post author

    I know, I really like that about these. that you can see through the top into the bottom and that the ink enhances that, I think, because it is opaque by contrast.

  3. Claudia McGill Post author

    When I title them I look at them really fast and call them whatever comes to mind. Very interesting and I am sure contributes to the ink blot idea I keep calling the group, revealing my id or ego or something in art and words. !!!

  4. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I’m amazed by people liking these, and happy too, of course, but I kind of thought of them as giant-sized doodles. I like doing them, though, now that they’ve developed personalities. I’ll do some more, I think, if I am in the doodling/painting/extra paint situation. It’s like photographing my cat – if I go right up to him, he moves off, but if I sneak up….I can get an image. These are like that, I think. You have to sneak up on them!

  5. Laura (Createarteveryday)

    Amen, Claudia! This happens to me more often than I realized – until you mentioned it. They really are wonderful! I love the colors you’re using and the way they’re combined is terrific and balanced, in most every case.

  6. Claudia McGill Post author

    Thank you. I think art is about (some of it, I mean, not the only thing it’s about) practice in seeing and being able to recognize “yes! that is right! that has the feel to it” when it happens. The more you do and the more you try things, the more sure your instinct becomes, and your ability to express, I think.

  7. Claudia McGill Post author

    Yes. I agree. I love black, I think a painting of mine without black, lacks the bass notes to give it weight. Like on a piano, where the low notes may not be noticed, but if you don’t have them, you notice.

  8. Gabriela LeBaron

    These look like you’ve gone through a transformation. Your art is different, which means the artist is different. They are all beautiful! …but something is different…

  9. Claudia McGill Post author

    You know, I think you are right. I feel more free about exploring different ideas that come to me than I used to. I guess not worrying about what the result it, just enjoying it. I also think I was inspired by my friend Nancy, who uses ink in her collages, and by the ink itself, because it seems to want to do things a certain way, maybe because of the nature of how it flows or whatever.

    I think it’s like parallel lines – I try different lines of approaching expressing myself. And maybe sometimes they will veer off and intersect and then there will be even more new!

    Keeps me happy to be exploring.

    I hope school is going well!

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