Scribbling Away

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Been scribbling away here while the cold weather stays with us 35F about now, but the sun is out and the birds are chorusing away.

Using gesso board which I have to say I don’t love painting on(too slippery) but for collage and then paint it works great.  I have been using gesso over top and scribbling into the gesso and something about the scratchy surface is quite appealing to me.  Must be resistance, a bit of resistance is good in life, makes me slow down and flow better.  What do you all feel about the gesso boards?  I really like painting on raw wood, no primer and adding layer after layer….more primal I guess and resistance there too?  Hmmm, have to ponder this one for a while.  Quartet of 6×6 smalls.

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  1. I love these, especially the on3 with the sun and the people! I know what you mena about the slippery surface, I like textue and tooth myself, but you have amazing results, the slipper agrees with you!

  2. Top right is my favorite……..must be the sun i think. I just love your scribbles! Hugs! deb

  3. Looks like I need to learn to spell!

  4. These are so lovely Corrine, bright and full of the promise of Spring!

  5. I’ve never worked on gesso board so have no idea how it acts. Nor have I painted on raw wood….many things yet to try 🙂 As always, I find your work inspiring…..

  6. Oh those boards are wonderful.. the hearts… wow. I don’t like painting on slippery services.. so I sand it down.. get a low grit paper. Please hurry, Spring.

  7. I really like all of these, but I think it’s because of the color … all the ones I like the most! I went to the Bayou City Art Fest last weekend and while walking around with my Sista … we both noticed that there seemed to be a theme … ATITUDE! 😀 😀 😀

  8. Beautiful colors! And I love the hearts and the one with people. Slippery surfaces are not for me either. If it’s too slippery I sand it with heavy duty sandpaper.

  9. Great images Corinne.

  10. Oh; how I love these! xxoo

  11. I really like all of these, and esp together. There is something wonderful with art that belong together, in a group, in a series, in tone. great work!

  12. I haven’t worked on gesso board so I have no opinion on those but my opinion on your work is that it continues to be very cool, so full of depth and interest.

  13. lyle baxter says:

    love this post especially your

    love this post especially the women! if you use regular gesso the heavy variety in black or white on any surface you gan get some very interesting rough surfaces. I never used gesso board and guess I never will if it is slippery! I hear spring is in the air at last


  14. I lovethese! great colors!
    Are they going in your shop?

  15. these are really great – organic, from the heart. xo

  16. I love all the layers! And the colours! I have never tried gesso boards, but I would love to paint on wood boards. Do you prime them first?

  17. I like the slick sometimes and the rougher sometimes- a politician’s answer for you! I am drawn to your trio- they are just speaking to me in such a strong way today!

  18. Maria McGuire says:

    I’ll paint on anything Corrine–watch out! I love these. They sort of make you think you can look right through them–deep down, especially the one on the bottom left.

  19. Love what you’ve done here with the prints in the hearts. I need some ‘tooth’ too when I paint.

  20. I just read everyone’s comments (generally, don’t have time), and enjoyed the different interpretations of this art “quad.” There were a couple of references to the “women” in the upper-right quadrant, which I saw as wine bottles! Guess that’s a laugh on me and my wine habit! I especially love the two heart pieces, but find myself mesmerized by the lower-left quadrant. At first, I saw a man looking down at his own casket (morbid, I know), but, then, I saw a man whose own body “cemented” him in because he was afraid to try new things. There again, could be a reflection of my own state! Your art is provocative in that it always brings discussion of interpretation! Nice that way for me!

  21. Gesso board? I’ve never heard of this.
    I love working with gesso, though. Your colors are wonderful.

  22. Resistance can be a good thing…slows the pace a bit as you say and maybe even gives us a little traction. Also, it adds a lot of texture (as in cold press paper or canvas.) Just a few thoughts… Lovely colors here and so much to see in your marks.

  23. I feel like a dunce. I have NO IDEA what gesso board is. But I sure like the textural quality of these pieces. They are fantastic.

  24. I often work very slowly and wish I could loosen up and flow more ….. That’s why I love your work so much – it’s loose and free and oh so colorful!

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