The First Strip Painting

Strip Painting #1

This is a test.  If it were a real alert, there would be very large, purple and yellow stripes.  This is what I am going to call a “strip painting.”  No, we don’t take off our clothes so no need for sick bags.  It is a painting, done on strips of paper that are arranged together.  When I size pictures to be done on paper, I cut off the paper that I don’t need leaving me with a bunch of paper strips.  Then, using paint and anything else at hand, I color them and cut them into bookmarks.  This time, I took all the painted strips I made and arranged them together into a collage or, as I chose to call it, a strip painting. Is this a real invention? I am sure other folks have done similar things but I see it as an interesting, new direction.  Anyway, I got a kick out of doing it.  First, I did not have any waste.  Second, I had fun playing around.  Third, I have no idea whether it has any commercial value. And, finally, I sort of liked the end result.  One, two, three, four, this is it. Kaboom.

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About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.
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