Kosher, Not

 

Last Monday I showed work that detailed the differences between my techniques of Color Studies and Layerworks. Today we’re back in nearly every work with Color Studies. My thesis is that there are no images that can’t be incorporated into a good composition. If you rolled over a photo in your roller skates, that doesn’t disqualify the photo. But the skate marks will have to be tied in to the whole.

 

In almost every of these images you can point to an ingredient that would not be included in kosher work. There are color swatches, obvious inapt words, a blop of digital paint. Normally no-no-nos.

 

Only exception is in the Layerworks technique — layers of misbegotten screen saves. You can distinguish it immediately from the rest.

 

 

I’d like you to agree that when handled artfully these bad images aren’t.

 

 

01 061019 11 sm

061019 11. Public domain, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and other.

061019 11. Public domain, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and other.

02 071419 10 sm

071419 10. Public domain textile Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; photo unknown.

071419 10. Public domain textile Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; photo unknown.

03 020220 02 sm

020220 02. All public domain textures, from textures.com.

020220 02. All public domain textures, from textures.com.

04 ;053020 25

053020 25. Public domain Asian art; pattern, mine.

053020 25. Public domain Asian art; pattern, mine.

05 053020 20b sm

053020 20b. All art and glitches are mine.

053020 20b. All art and glitches are mine.

06 100319 20d sm

100319 20d. Public domain Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; pattern mine.

100319 20d. Public domain Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; pattern mine.

07 053020 21 sm

053020 21. Layers of screenshots gone wrong and the raked sand pattern of my screen background. Only Layerwork on this page.

053020 21. Layers of screenshots gone wrong and the raked sand pattern of my screen background. Only Layerwork on this page.

08 ;032919 13b sm

032919 13b. Here the turtle over-painted with some insecure brown strokes. Public domain images plus a photo (salt on glass) from my studio.

032919 13b. Here the turtle over-painted with some insecure brown strokes. Public domain images plus a photo (salt on glass) from my studio.

Kosher, Not

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