More and more I have been drawing a more cluttered still life.  I’ve been seeking different sorts of challenge, and one of them is the still life whose “background” includes objects that confuse the figure/ground relationship.  I like confusion.  So when I realized that setting the vase of flowers in front of painting of flowers was putting colors into strange relation with the colors “behind” them, I found a new idea.  In the drawings  the whole painting is never visible enough to read as a painting;  it’s just various colors behind the colors of the objects, all similar enough to make telling what is in front and what is behind a question.

Even in a photo, you can clearly see what happens.

I found a new baby

I have some white flowers that are getting lost — white flowers, white paper, and then there’s a drawing behind the flowers in the actual still life.  A very fun confusion indeed.

5 thoughts on “Seeking the confusion

  1. “fascinating photons” That has potential:

    Fascinatin’ PHOTONS, you’ve got me on the go
    Fascinatin’ PHOTONS, I’m all a-quiver
    What a mess you’re making, the neighbors want to know
    Why I’m always shaking, just like a flivver
    Each morning I get up with the sun
    Start a-hopping, never stopping
    To find, that night, no work has been done
    I know that

    Sing it, Ella …

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