Clarice and I had a blast in the studio this weekend. We added more Jackson Pollock to the blue and green painting, which I keep referring to as " Wild Sargasso Sea ." (Clarice thinks this name is hilarious.) White splotches, silver, and dark blue swirls happened here. Wild Sargasso Sea Then, the coral painting that I refer to as the "more Mondrian -ish" piece had some gold geometric highlights added to its negative space. After this, I felt like the painting was suddenly channeling some Gustav Klimt . I'm calling this one "Coral with Turquoise and Gold Incidentals." (Musical composers write incidental music to accompany or accentuate the action in scenes.) Coral with Turquoise and Gold Incidentals I still feel like my background colors of bright blue and coral on these two paintings were inspired by Kandinsky . I also felt that the lyrical, rhythmic lines might make him smile. He believed each painting captured a musical symphony. Maybe he w
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