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Some inspiration from Robert Genn

We should insert hooking for painting

The painting needs a foreground, middle ground and background.

It needs a strong black, white and grayscale design.

It needs gradations, large and small and interlocking patterns.

It needs attention to counterpoint and negative areas.

It needs a sense of mystery, fantasy, illusion or wonder.

It needs fresh slashes, swipes and textures.

It needs not to be overworked, laboured or boring.

It needs colour sophistication — perhaps light and shade.

It needs at least some elements to be formed up properly.

It needs one area to determine what another area will be.

It needs to reflect the joy or meaning of an occasion, whether in the present or past.

It’s a given that my priorities may not be your priorities. But these are the sort of things we need to think about when we are trying to make art. 

What are you ready to think about with your wool work this year?


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