Taking a Break in Color

by | Oct 28, 2010 | Art & Inspiration, Art Theory & Show Reviews, Bible Art | 0 comments

For the majority of the past year I have been working with black and white creating Basic Essence Portraits and money and other images. Working in black and white is new for me as an artist, and I find myself yearning dip a brush into colors, which for me seems like taking a vacation.

Just as Warhol used his black silkscreens, I am scanning my images into the computer where I manipulate them into variations. While the variations usually involve color, it is not the same as working in color with my hand, using a brush, pen or paintbrush. In time I will also be painting upon the prints, as Warhol did with his silkscreens, but, the work is not at that stage.

While the limits of the black and white images have helped me grow as an artist, I miss working in color. Color is one of my strong suits as an artist, which is something I was told by my teachers.

I never tire of seeing the paintings by Monet where he paints the same scene at different times of the day and the color changes due to the light. The Hamptons, where I live, is renowned for its light, which has drawn many famous artists to this place. A drive along a county road here on a sunny day  is a glorious experience, in any season, thanks to the splendid light

Although the majority of my work continues to be in the preparatory stage of black and white for now, I must and do return to color, as a kind of break or vacation, because on some level as an artist I need color.

Below is a new small work, Genesis Dalet, that will be used in a new Visual Awakening Exercise in the revised version of the e book, The Art of Seeing the Divine,  What Do You See?  Basically. the revised version add more Visual Awakening Experiences (brain games to gain Shoemore Vision) to the 10 that are now included.

Genesis Dalet uses the Torah font letters of Genesis 1-3:7 for each and ever stroke, and therefore is a member of my Genesis: Sunset-Sunrise series. Among other things this series is about moments of inspiration and understandings — those AhHa moments, when we “see the light”.

In Genesis Dalet the moment of light depicted is so strong that it seems to create a dip in the land beneath it from its “weight”, looking like a heavy object placed on something soft like foam or a quilt. In reality, this effect is created as the bright light reflects and visually seems to overtake whatever immediately surrounds it.

Sometimes an inspirational idea we have can almost weight us down with its significance that we must somehow express the excitement, which can include jumping up and down, which visually echoes the sun in Genesis Dalet weighing upon the horizon.

While a painting can be understood to capture and reveal a moment in time, my symbol — strokes can be understood to represent the ideas,  memories, understandings and activities that led up to this moment of inspiration.  The eternal enigma of consciousness is that in order to fully be in and experience this moment of now consciously, we must perceive it through our memories.


Genesis Dalet by Judy Rey Wasserman
2101, Acrylic, watercolor pencils and ink
Strokes: Genesis:1-2:7

Soon to be available as a print. See more. Live inspired.
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Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art at ungravenimage.com.

Check out the Fine Art Limited Edition prints, decorative prints, books, and printables that are currently available to you through Judy Rey’s Art of Seeing The Divine Shop. You don’t have to buy to avail yourself of the art and inspiration available there. However, if you select to collect investment quality archival art, or decorate your home with images created with strokes that are original letters from Bible texts, or buy a gift for someone special, there is a secure shopping cart that accepts most credit cards so your purchase is easy to accomplish. https://artofseeingthedivine.com.

Taking a Break in Color

by | Oct 28, 2010 | Art & Inspiration, Art Theory & Show Reviews, Bible Art | 0 comments

For most of the past year I have been working with black and white creating Basic Essence Portraits and money and other images. Working in black and white is new for me as an artist, and I find myself yearning dip a brush into colors, which for me seems like taking a vacation.

Just as Warhol used his black silkscreens; I am scanning my images into the computer where I manipulate them into variations. While the variations usually involve color, it is not the same as working in color with my hand, using a brush, pen, or paintbrush. In time I will also be painting upon the prints, as Warhol did with his silkscreens, but the work is not at that stage.

While the limits of the black and white images have helped me grow as an artist, I miss working in color. Color is one of my strong suits as an artist, which is something I was told by my teachers.

I never tire of seeing the paintings by Monet where he paints the same scene at different times of the day and the color changes due to the light. The Hamptons, where I live, is renowned for its light, which has drawn many famous artists to this place. A drive along a county road here on a sunny day is a glorious experience, in any season, thanks to the splendid light

Although the majority of my work continues to be in the preparatory stage of black and white for now, I must and do return to color, as a kind of break or vacation, because on some level as an artist I need color.

Genesis Dalet uses the Torah font letters of Genesis 1-3:7 for each and ever stroke, and therefore is a member of my Genesis: Sunset-Sunrise series. Among other things this series is about moments of inspiration and understandings — those AhHa moments, when we “see the light”.

In Genesis Dalet the moment of light depicted is so strong that it seems to create a dip in the land beneath it from its “weight”, looking like a heavy object placed on something soft like foam or a quilt. This effect is created as the bright light reflects and visually seems to overtake whatever immediately surrounds it.

Sometimes an inspirational idea we have can almost weight us down with its significance that we must somehow express the excitement, which can include jumping up and down, which visually echoes the sun in Genesis Dalet weighing upon the horizon.

While a painting can be understood to capture and reveal a moment in time, my symbol — strokes can be understood to represent the ideas, memories, understandings and activities that led up to this moment of inspiration. The eternal enigma of consciousness is that in order to fully be in and experience this moment of now consciously, we must perceive it through our memories.

Genesis Dalet by Judy Rey Wasserman
2101, Acrylic, watercolor pencils and ink
Strokes: Genesis:1-2:7

Soon to be available as a print. See more. Live inspired.
* * *

Judy Rey Wasserman is an artist and the founder of Post Conceptual Art theory and also the branch known as UnGraven Image Art at ungravenimage.com.

Check out the Fine Art Limited Edition prints, decorative prints, books, and printables that are currently available to you through Judy Rey’s Art of Seeing The Divine Shop. You don’t have to buy to avail yourself of the art and inspiration available there. However, if you select to collect investment quality archival art, or decorate your home with images created with strokes that are original letters from Bible texts, or buy a gift for someone special, there is a secure shopping cart that accepts most credit cards so your purchase is easy to accomplish. https://artofseeingthedivine.com.