Why All Those Squares, Anyway?
When you walk into my home, the dining room table is the first flat surface that you see.
The table is a magnet for stuff: Mail that needs to be discussed, sales slips, voting material. It piles up before I can catch it, and if I’m having a busy week, it sits there for a mighty long while, growing. I clear it off and make a rule to myself, that this table shall never be cluttered again! Ha ha.
Actually, one reason I paint squares, or rectilinear forms, is because I find great satisfaction in creating order that doesn’t become undone. Ever.
The color blocks create some sort of peaceful order, allowing space for the mind to wander and feel refreshed. I paint in this manner to create order for myself AND for a world of other folks who respond in the same way.
The simple grid formation sets a stage for the colors to perform beautifully on their own.
I believe that order calms our minds, and through that we can access more of what’s important to us. We can obtain more creativity and more happiness.
I may always need to work at conquering the state of my dining room table, and that's OK. But when I complete a color block painting, I know that I have created a small space in the universe that emanates simplicity, beauty and order. I have cleared the clutter that will not become undone.
Color theory – Susan Sarback Josef Albers
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I am in the process of adding a store to my website from where you may collect my original Landscapes and Modern works, from tiny paintings to large wall pieces.
I am only at the beginning stages, and want to be very thorough with my customer service, so I have a goal to have it up by sometime in January.
Prices will be consistent with my gallery prices.
In the meantime, if you have any ideas of what might be important to you please write a quick note to me. I’m just delighted to create this opportunity for you!
Jill Keller Peters
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Luminous Color Explorations
My name is Jill Keller Peters, and I am passionate about using color as a language to