I discovered a new method of working with paint and tape this year that really resonates with me. I sought to learn how to paint lyrical hard edge curves that are both
lyrical and intuitive. I don't lay out a design, but have an idea of movement in my head and pull tape across the canvas in a shape that I respond to. I paint the first curve shape and continue from there. The trick is that I cannot paint an adjacent shape until the first is completely dry, and since I paint in oil, it is often at least three days before I can proceed.
Marimba is about the sixth painting that I have created in this approach. I love it's sensual movement and and rhythms. I particularly enjoy the subtle tonal differences between the white and off-white curves at top center. I can see many color palettes and individual wavy shapes that could be painted in this languid ambiguous style.
Marimba is currently exhibiting at Fulton Crossing Gallery November 1 through December 29 and is available through the gallery.
Luminous Color Explorations
My name is Jill Keller Peters, and I am passionate about using color as a language to