Les Points ou La Première Idée
(The Dots or The First Idea)

Throughout my artistic life, which I date to the time I first made a mark with a crayon instead of trying to eat one, my Art has taken many forms.  I have explored linoleum relief printing, collage, found object sculpture, painting of all types, ceramics, and have combined many of these in a series of furniture and game tables.  The First Idea Shape (the name I have given to the round repetitive forms you see in these paintings) has played a big part in all media I have worked with since I was in my early teens.  Having realized this I felt free to let this shape take center stage.  I have explored The First Idea in many ways, varying its placement, color juxtaposition and even in a couple of cases, switching the pebble shape to a brick like one.  Throughout, the influence of nature's repetition of shape and pattern, attention to rhythm, and vibrant color predominate.  Underlying all this I attempt to convey a sense of whimsy, motion, and sometimes a feeling of change yet to come.

Some of the original First Idea paintings remain - others have become the backgrounds for more recent work.  The quest for many layers never ends.

I plan to continue my exploration of the First Idea Shape until it is creatively exhausted.  Even then I know it will pop up as it always has, somewhere in whatever medium I am working.  I also know that it will take the foreground in another form somewhere down the road and what that will be remains locked in my imagination for the present but is exciting to anticipate.  Find what you can in these paintings.  Take those ideas and feelings with you.  Maybe they will enable you to look at something you see everyday in a different light.  Maybe they will inspire you take to take up a brush, pen, crayon, or a piece of clay, to explore your own First Idea, and to find your own Inner Artist.

 

To Purchase Any of The Following Art Please Contact Karen La Du @ 732.864.5269 or
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Les Idées de Veronique-La Première Idée 2001 (Veronica's Ideas)

Acrylic on Board with Found Object

16 1/2" X 24 1/2"

$600

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Les Points Rouges Dansants
(Red Dots Dancing)

Acrylic on Canvas

24 1/8" X 30 1/8"

Private
Collection

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Les Points avec Les Rayures Vertes
(Dots with Green Stripes)

Acrylic Paint and Oil Paint Stick on Canvas

18" X 24"

$500

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La Chasse au Trésor Pour La Première Idée
(Treasure Hunt for The First Idea)

Acrylic Paint and Oil Paint Stick on Canvas
18" X 24" $500

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La Chasse au Trésor Magenta
(Magenta Treasure Hunt)

Acrylic Paint and Oil Paint Stick on Canvas
18" X 24" $500

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La Chasse au Trésor:
(
La Vue en Haut - Treasure Hunt: Ariel View)

Acrylic Paint and Oil Paint Stick on Canvas
16" X 22" $500

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La Dernière Chasse au Trésor
(The Last Treasure Hunt)

Acrylic Paint and Oil Paint Stick on Canvas

18" X 24"

Detail

$500

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Veronique a Regardé Pendant Que J'ai Fait de la Peinture
(Veronique watched while I painted)

Acrylic Paint on Board in Red Wooden Frame

19 1/2" X 23 3/4"

Detail

$800

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Le Zèbre
(The Zebra)

Acrylic Paint on Canvas

24" X 36"

$500

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To Purchase Any of The Above Art Please Contact Karen La Du @ 732.864.5269 or
Click Here To Send Me an EMail.