Incarceration, 2020



Artist: Gordon Fearey

I make paintings out of lines. When I use watercolor, the line breaks up into smaller lines as the brush runs out of paint. I use comb brushes, which are designed to break up the paint stroke into stripes of various thicknesses. When the comb brush is loaded with paint, it makes a unique set of stripes; as it dries out, the stripes change. I try to prolong the life span of each stroke before it falls apart.  

As a painter, I am influenced by my writing practice. The segments of line, and the transitions between segments, feel like words and sentences. Each segmented line is a journey of exploration with “go” and “no-go” decisions to be made every inch of the way. The route is both intuitive and responsive to stimuli, such as other lines. Recently, I have been bringing lines back to where they started, so the line is continuous and becomes a shape. These shapes create layers in the painting. I think of the layers as parts of a story. The painting is not complete until an event or a conclusion emerges from the structure of the layers, so there is a clear beginning, middle and end.

Title: Incarceration
Year: 2020

Materials: watercolor and gouache on Arches paper
Size: 8×8 inches

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8×8 Art on Paper

On view and on offer from December 15th, 2020 – February 28th, 2021

The purpose of this online exhibition is to encourage artists to connect with collectors, art lovers, and other artists by sharing their small work.

Artists’ works will be available for sale to collectors and also for trade with other artists in this exhibition.

Artist will receive 80% from each sale and there will be no charges or fees associated with trades. We want to encourage artists to connect, inspire, and share their work with others.

Each artwork is specially priced, a fixed $180, and the size of each artwork is a fixed 8 inches by 8 inches.

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 12.5 × 9.5 × 0.5 in

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