Yesterday I received two books to start my foray into more calligraphic painting with a Japanese SHO meditation component. In discussion with one of my mentors we discussed this type of work and the artist Franz Kline . When I researched his work on the net, it was very inspiring. I like the way the strong strokes (once over is more than enough) connect to the boundaries and hold them. It allows the negative space to really speak.
I see it with dashes of color which Kline often did. I love it when he whimsically painted on telephone
book pages . I am thinking a lot about backgrounds....kind of a ying and a yank.
Art is a continual journey of discovery, of allowing oneself to follow what has
previously been an untrod path, yet is still somewhat familiar.
I can see how my work has been taking me here......
Yin and Yang
acrylic and ink painting on painted papers