Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Forgotten Places

Last November I participated in an online workshop given by Deb Prewitt that she calls Forgotten Places. I find random markings to be wonderful inspiration and have been looking to try other methods to create artwork 'starts'.

We began by consciously creating ugly things using watercolor, fluid acrylic, drips, spatters, and more. The uglier the better said Deb! Here's what I ended up with.

The first piece I finished - immediately following the class - is the one below. I was recalling the New York city subways when we were there for our youngest daughter's graduation from NYU.
Oddly, the photo I recalled that inspired this is completely different!

I was rather taken with Cherryl Moote's new tangle Morrisseau, so I did that on the next ugly start. 

The ugly start below called to mind mountains in the upper left, and windblown pink flowers in the foreground, so I developed that idea.

How "Windy Valley" began
"Windy Valley" completed

Crusade is a square grid tangle that I quite like, so I developed it on the next ugly start that already had a few gridlines on it.

The ugly beginning.
(In this photo the paper is really crooked!)

Art finished!

More to come, for sure!


  1. Thank you so much for always sharing your wonderful idea's. The results are beautiful as always.

  2. I love the NYC Subway tile SO MUCH. It inspired the idea to tangle the summer vacation trip you can't make because of Covid (like some kind of crossover between Urban Sketching and Zentangle-inspired art). Your really cute houses would fit the theme perfectly, too! Unfortunately, I'm not very good with keeping at projects so I very likely will not do it - but maybe you, Margaret, or someone else would like to try it out.