Day 1 of starting this earthy green abstract of the lake. I'm not using a reference, its contained in a memory somewhere. I have a mood and temperature in mind. I love thinking about where this will evolve.
I started working on a new abstract today, staying somewhat objective of nature. I'm working with some oil mediums that are new to me, and I'm loving the effects. I'm excited to see where I will evolve as I explore the process...
Working on this painting today and I was struck with how our lives can change in an instant. We happen to be in a weather pattern of rain and overcast clouds that has been with us for a month. When the sun does break through for momentary periods it is overwhelmingly wonderful. Maybe its that contrast that enamors me. I so want to believe the good in people, in injustice, in suffering,that I always want the light to shine along the darkness. It appears so much brighter in the darkness.
i know many whose life's have changed in an instant this past week...dear friends here in alabama and north carolina too...their life's will never be the same...but, the sun will break through again ...once again, your painting shows the face of God...love the painting i received last friday during the 'storm' here!
I did this painting for a plein air display coming up at the McConnell Art Gallery. As I worked on it I was thankful for my Mom and the artistic gift she handed down to me. Remembering her incredible musical talents and her appreciation for beauty in life.
Today ... I was finishing up an idea for a triptych. Do you ever wonder why our eyes like a grouping of three versus two or four? It is amazing sometimes when I think about the connections of how we are wired and what speaks to wholeness/beauty in the world of art and music. There is so much that is just a part of our make up to see and hear what speaks to our soul. Definitely we all have our own idea of art and what speaks to us personally- but how much - even in our differences are we the same?