Wednesday, March 11, 2015
New Journey: Paint What You Are
Spring is brushing the earth, promising an end to winter this month. As ever, on sunny days with blue sky, I'm outside with dog underfoot and brushes in hand, working on new paintings, going back to old ones and sending them on a new journey. Yesterday, I started two small figurative pieces, managing to get oil paint on my cheek and clothes at the same stroke. An artist just smiles and goes on. What's a little paint? In between that, I work just a bit more on a horse sculpture, getting a hoof 'just so', the piece is full of life and vibrancy. To me, whether art is a reflective quiet piece, or loud and bright, it should sing to the artist, the viewer, to radiate prisms, light, life. Jackson Pollock is right on: paint what you are. This painting of trees, sky, and moon is 10" x 10", oil, and one of those older pieces that got renewed and sent on a new journey. I do that to myself too: paint on cheek!