Phew, just finished my 10-piece "Autumn Lines" series, and they're heading to the photographer's next week. It feels like a big project has been completed, and I'll probably take a bit of a rest before I paint that intensely again.
I already know what direction I'll be heading in when I do resume my studio time, though. I saw the wonderful exhibit "Global Patterns: Dress and Textiles in Africa" at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston last week, and I was especially inspired by an indigo-dyed length of fabric that was part of the show. I sat and stared at it for quite some time!
When I returned home, I couldn't find that particular piece on line, but I did find this one that shares its color and a similar type of pattern here:
This exhibit reminded me of a direction I was going in about 10 years ago. I wasn't consciously inspired by African textiles, but there is a definite similarity between those works and what I saw at the MFA last week. For example, here is a painting called "Strike," which I made in 2001 (acrylic and spray paint on canvas, 28" square).
So I'm figuring that I'll start a series with these kinds of shapes, colors and allover pattern on a square. Looking forward to it!