Most Thursday afternoons I take my work off the design wall and put it up on the photo studio wall. Then after my husband takes photographs for use in my Friday post, the transfer is reversed. Although the work doesn’t change from one space to the next, I find this is a great way to bring fresh eyes to the project.
Do you recall the first time you saw one of Rothko’s color field paintings? I can’t say I do. However, I do recall being very puzzled how a large block of color, surrounded by another color was so revered. Yet now that I am making art and have immersed myself in learning about contemporary art, I find Rothko growing on me.
What is the link between new ways of looking at my work and Rothko? It hit me, this morning, that my current work, Sunrise at Minot Beach, is a color field study. Because of this eureka moment, I expect the next time I see a Rothko up close and personal, I will be able to see the subtle, calculated changes in a simple layout of color.
How about you? Who do you see unintentionally influencing your artwork? How does this enlighten you?
I am linking up with Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Fridays.