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Monday, March 7, 2011

Marshmallows and Peppers

This top painting is my daily painting, very small, and I was just trying to have some quick fun after slogging away on the Peggy Kroll Roberts exercises from her DVD on value plans and changing value to color. The exercise paintings are below, the black and white one has only three values from a ten swatch value scale and the colored one matches (sort of) the color to the value of the grey painting. You can see the colored spots of paint on the grey one -- I was trying to figure it out. I think it is a very valuable lesson! Pun. So clever, I didn't see it coming.
I think this exercise sort of bends your brain around to more accurate evaluation of values, and therefore, more better paintings. Apropos of nothing, I learned a new word recently: bashment. It is slang, my favorite, and means loosely, wickedly enticing. So you could be wearing a bashy dress for instance ( any form of the word is acceptable) or drive a bashment car. Also, one could make bashment paintings if one could get those values down.


  1. Jean,
    I really like this post. Love every one of the paintings and for different reasons. I am a huge PKR fan and you have explained and worked out her concepts to suit you- Bashy:)
    Love the top painting for its color, composition, originality and just plain loose, wicked fun and good so your new word fits- It is a bashmently good painting! Congrats!

  2. Ditto to everything Kathy wrote! This painting is so YOU!! Also like the exercises . . . so perfectly imperfect.

  3. I love the marshmellow and pepper combo - I will have to try the two together.