Target and Undulation

Laurel Fletcher
Madison

Acrylic, Wood, Mixed Media
$500 ea.

Making these paintings feels like a decorative arts process, combining modern color with something more traditional. I first learned to paint by copying Greek icons in tempera paint, and I still feel a sense of that slow, methodical technique beneath the exuberance and bright colors of these dot paintings.

The patterns are planned to contrast against those around them in color and shape, and when a pattern does not work, I paint over it and start again, sometimes several times. Sometimes I pull an old painting from years earlier out of storage and continue to add to it. I only lacquer them just before they are needed for an exhibition, since they can’t be easily reworked after this has been done. In this way the exhibition is the final step in production, locking in a design that would otherwise continue to evolve.

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