I was recently introduced to the video below about Hyunmee Lee, whose work I have admired on Pinterest. She talks about working in black and white, and then introducing just one color, and working with that for several years. My attention span is a bit shorter than that (I'm thinking: hours, maybe), but I loved the concept.
Hyunmee Lee: Gesture and the Flow from 15 Bytes on Vimeo.
Here are some pictures of my studies. I began fourteen pieces, all 12"x12" except for two of them, which are 10"x10" I actually gessoed over old work-in-progress that was getting stale (I've never done that before!), so some of the previous painting comes through as texture.
|Here are six after only one or two passes.|
|This was one that spoke to me in its simplicity.|
|This is after one or two passes with paint, etc....|
|And then I turned the above piece upside down and painted over more of it.|
|I think this is the 10"x10" piece that is in the bottom row, middle, of the first photo.|
|Will keep working on this one....|
|Definitely need to push back more elements on this one.|
|This one may be close to done. I'll let it rest for a while.|
Some of my black and white originals are available on my gallery site. More are available as prints here and here.