Sunday, January 20, 2019

It is gratifying when...

I added this piece as my latest abstract art, "There's More to the Story.
"There's More to the Story"
24" x 30"
acrylic on canvas

As I begin the process of creating abstract art I go with a feeling.  Starting with what colors to choose, how to apply it, do this, then do that.  As I progress, by adding more layers, the meaning of the piece starts to reveal itself to me.  I struggle with the right words to describe what the piece is telling me.  I know in non-words, in my heart.   
Then I remember... that's the beauty of abstract art.  It is subjective.  It can mean something different to each person and I don't have to try and explain it.   
Yet... when someone "gets it" my heart is filled!  
That is what happened when Sarah posted this comment on my FaceBook Page.
If I may say my interpretation, I feel like this is my heart. Lots of things are scattered and misplaced, but there are stable, permanent, fixtures that will always remain (represented by the red squares)
Thank You, Sarah!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Painting Like a Crazy Lady

I love creating portraits, particularly women faces.  I feel we have such expression that I like to explore.  My main mediums are loose graphite or charcoal, or PanPastels.    My rendering of my portraits are contrived, I naturally lean toward being precise.  Sometime I can be quite obsessed with getting proportions just tight.  I've had this burning desire to become more loose and creative.  Plus I've been wanting  to be more comfortable other mediums such as acrylic paint and oil paints.  I have been journaling about this wanting so I surrendered this desire to the Universe,  believing that a resolve would come.  

And... it did in the form of abstract art!

I now know that I do not want to put myself in a box and limit my creativity to only one style.
I have been making abstract art and painting like a crazy lady!  Making a mess and cleaning it up, making a mess and cleaning it up, over and over again.  
Frickin' lovin it!!!
Here's my first 7 pieces that are for sale on my website, IF one speaks to you.

A Seemingly Inexplicable Time
24 x 24
24 x 30
Rise Up Toward the Light
18 x 14
Along the Path
12 x2 4
In An Instant
24 x 8
20 x 20
Uncharted Territory
20 x 16

This is so much fun!  I can't stop.  I don't want to stop.  I am having the time of my life.
If you are local and want to come create with me-let me know.

Thank You for your continues support and encouragement!

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