New Painting: “Dots 1”

February 20, 2009 at 11:55 am 5 comments

I just finished another little bitty abstract dot painting:

"Dots 1" by Barbara J Carter, 5x7", acrylic on canvas panel, 2009

"Dots 1" by Barbara J Carter, 5x7", acrylic on canvas panel, 2009

I’m having so much fun with these little guys! Painting all those dots is rather meditative. Of course I’ll be doing much larger paintings in this style, but these little paintings are a fun way to warm up to the bigger ones.

Unlike the Valentine painting, this one was available for sale, but is now sold. Don’t worry, there will be more!

Entry filed under: Abstract, Acrylic, Little Bitty Paintings, Painting.

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  • 1. Zachary Brown  |  February 20, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    This is great. I contacted you via your site about the cost before reading the post so now I know!!!! I would love to see more of these.

  • 2. barbarajcarter  |  February 20, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    More to come, I promise!

  • 3. Terry Heath  |  February 20, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I like this painting, Barbara. It reminds me of those color vision tests where you’re supposed to see numbers made up of dots. I always fail that test although I can pass other color-vision tests and am pretty sure I’m not color blind; but I have a problem about reversing directions . . .

    Actually, I think I see a big number 2 in the middle of this painting.

    Anyway, just wanted to give you some feedback and I’ll be watching for future pieces.

  • 4. barbarajcarter  |  February 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Hey Terry, thanks for stopping by! I assure you there are no numbers in this painting. But if you look closely, you might notice that certain colors of dots do line up in neat little rows, and the background is also two different colors. So, yeah, it’s like a color-vision test. But there’s no pass or fail here!

  • 5. carolepatrice  |  February 21, 2009 at 2:41 am

    Liking your little dot work – love the heart

Barbara J Carter

I'm an artist. I make paintings with dots.

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