At the beginning of the year all I wanted to paint were vessels.
Lately, I'm all about dots . . . dots on vessels are probably next -
I've found that one painting does lead to the next.
I find dots hypnotic . . . meditative . . . mindful.
I even write with lots of dots....hmmmm.
Dots add drama, design . . . another layer.
They can be ethnic too.
My absolute favorites are painted by the Australian Aborigines . . .
like the ones you can see here.
Dots are graphic and decorative.
They border and move the eye.
They're easy, but add lots of complexity when repeated again and again.
They can loop and swirl.
Leave trails to follow.
Sometimes, they are tiny constellations within a galaxy of color.
Or resting places . . . each dot, a moment in time, another breath.
Dots slow me down to the speed of life.