It has been a while since I have posted studio wall pictures highlighting projects in progress and, after looking at the studio wall this week, I realized that I have more projects in various stages of completion that I had originally thought.
For at least two of them, like the Journal Project (size 8×8 inches square) and the Virtues Project (8.5×14 inches), I cannot say for sure at this point if I will be revisiting them at all. Both projects were experimental and were focused on working on a smaller scale, but I found that I was having too many issues forcing myself to work within the size parameters I established.
I am not sure if it was the result of working on the I Ching project for several years (the final size of the pictures for that series was 15×22), but I have since learned that I feel more comfortable working on a larger scale and I have decided to allow my work to evolve more in that direction.
I had begun my second picture in my revised Baugua series, Xun (Wind), before our vacation last month and while we were away I ended up completely redesigning the picture. I now have the base and the organic forms completed and have begun blocking in the picture. I have added this picture to my wall so I can try to observe new patterns and forms. I find that when I cannot see a clear pattern that taping the picture to my wall for a couple of days (or weeks) will usually yield a solution:
I am also experimenting with another unnamed picture (I am not sure yet if I want to expand this into either a new series or jumpstart one of the projects that has stalled), the size is 10×20 and, for the first time, I used a pencil instead in ink for the design so far. The hope was to allow me to push the designs into new forms and a more challenging direction, but it is too early to tell yet:
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