black figures

as i'd promised myself as a new year's resolution...
i've been drawing and painting not for a show or any goal in particular
besides just developing ideas and enjoying the process.

recently, after the storm of the cold & food poisoning has passed,
i've been painting a wooden figure for the kokeshi show (in july),
and for fear of ruining the one & only kokeshi blank i received,
i ended up making an army of studies with little wooden forms i'd had...

this lead me to other ideas of painting some mini paintings
on wood i'd cut up of black figures :

black shapes are so interesting & fascinating to me.
especially when it's a living figure (i love black cats).
unexpected, interesting shapes with mysterious implication & abstraction...

i plan on painting some more as i've cut up quite a few pieces of wood,
i'm enjoying the process of simplicity of the graphic imagery
and the immediacy of acrylic paint (which i'm really bad with).

hopefully this will land me somewhere interesting with my larger works as well. ^__^