Incline

"incline" mixed media triptych, 8x10 each, $295 set of 3 (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

This is one of those pieces that went through a lot of changes before it arrived at it’s final destination! That’s a nice way of saying it challenged me a bit. 🙂  But I enjoy a challenge from time to time so that was just fine. It began with a strip of aluminum surrounded by a textured layer of mortar. It also began as a very blue color!

work in progress, image 1, incline (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

work in progress, image 2, incline (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

The layers of color just kept on coming and eventually the hue changed from blue to more predominantly brown tones.

work in progress, image 3, incline (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

work in progress, image 4, incline (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

work in progress, image 5, incline (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

Getting closer but now I felt like maybe I’d covered up too much of the blue! Finding the middle ground is difficult some days.

work in progress, image 6, incline (c) 2010, Lynne Medsker

Back in with a bit of blue and then some rust and copper colors to blend the top & bottom of the pieces and it was finally finished. I don’t know if it was the abundance of trains in the area, the many local mines or just my imagination but the strip of aluminum began to remind me of a railway along the side of a steep mountain, thus it’s name “Incline”.

More art on Thursday!

Lynne

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