Daily Painting Made a Finisher Out of Me
It hasn’t stopped. At some point everyday, I angle for the studio even if just for 10 minutes to get the hands moving and thinking. I used to average about 3 paintings a year. Never enough for an exhibit. Now, I average a large piece a week with the vision of the final series in mind throughout. I’m not at peace until I finish.
Frequency has a creative soul of it’s own. Like a marriage, there is that 3rd party always at play. Never just the two people. It can make you a bit crazy if you resist.
This is the 2nd mural in a 5 part series of 3 paneled animal murals. They stack and reconfigure in all ways. It’s a very different modality for me. Collage is a bit more meditative and deliberate than my usual comfort zone of flying the paint on canvas.
I really like the surprises. And the feeling of molding something, like a cake or sculpture.
Layering and layering until the math is right.
And I let it be a bit rough. I never want to smooth it or have tidy lines. I’m not sure why, just yet.
This piece will live in my yoga studio for now. I like waking up the body to the birds that woke me up to a new creative avenue.
What’s next? Giraffe’s, Cats, Kangaroos, Zebras, Elephants? Not sure. Feel free to vote. The next piece is 18×24 with 2.5 inch deep sides. So more square than I’ve been working.
Have a wonderful week.