White Paintings

by Molly Sydnor

Source left to right: Jonathangriffin.org (Artist: Anthony Pearson),

Guido Palau at the Cooper Hewitt Beauty Exhibition,

Niamh Hanlon of NCAD

If you follow my instagram, you know my color pallet is bright colors everywhere, all the time, and on everything. I also dig a good pattern on top of a pattern. While that is, and has been the focus of my work, I have been inspired for a some time now by tonal art that breaks down texture and shadow. Recently I have decided to start a new series that gears towards the direction of solid white paintings and black and white studies. Above are some images I have collected for inspiration in my screen shots on my cell phone, as well as my pintrest board. I think its finally time to get to it with this project.

Here is a quick sketchbook painting I worked on to start this project off while I collect more inspiration and books to read. I have an idea of the direction I want to take this work, but I am hoping the work will tell me the direction it needs to take. For now, I think I will stick to the sketchbooks and reading material! Happy Humpday!