36" x 48", oil on canvas
This past month, I've been experimenting with just smearing some paint.
Usually I have colors in mind when I set out to paint something. So I thought, wouldn't
in be cool to just start playing with the paint? No direction in mind, just let the painting
steer itself. This was fun, engaging and relaxing ...almost like a meditation.
Funny, I went into it this with the idea that I wouldn't have to "Think"....turns out,
I was aware during the whole process. There was no auto-pilot with this one. If I wasn't working the colors, I was playing with shapes, contrast and textures. And I love that each person that stopped in front of it, means something different to each of them.
No one asked me questions about it, they just began telling me what it reminded them of, or what it looked like to them. I LOVE that!! Something so vague....it lets people interact with it in such a personal way. I'm not imposing MY interest on them (well....except for colors)
They can relate it to anything they love or are interested in.
It doesn't have to be a big statement about me and what I'm trying to say or what I'm interested in.
I really love that part.
So...expect to see some more of this. Every now and then, I'll have to take a brake from old stuff and girls wearing goggles!
Thank you for looking! Enjoy the day!
We're alive!! That's something to be very grateful for.
The dream isn't over yet.....get out there and play!