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 18x24 with 2.5 inch deep sides. So more square than I've been working.
Have a wonderful week.