After waiting for several years for this painting to talk to me, I think I’m ready to respond. I have always loved the process, and loved the painting, but there is something telling me I could go further…. Just a bit further!
So I’m spending this morning talking to it, and narrowing it down…Should I do this, or maybe it needs just a little more of that. This painting will talk, as all the others have.
I just submitted a painting into the Escondido Gallery, and out of 1800+ pictures I have, not one of them is of this painting. It’s very abstract, and basic. Black,white,gray, and red.
The strange thing is…most of the painting is gray, and the combination of the black, & white somehow allows colors to flash in the painting. Not just neutrals, but blue, green, sometimes yellow. It is the strangest thing. But, more interesting than that, only artists can see the colors. We are special people aren’t we?
abstract is hard == non artists might sometimes say, ‘ha.. i could do that..’ but when one approaches the canvas, there are often blocks that prevent uninhibited flow of form and color!
i like this a lot, and it has a 3-d effect as if there are layers trying to peel off and step out of the canvas!
I’m still trying to decide if it finished or not. I’ve been looking at it for quite a while, and while I like it, I’m still not sure about it. Maybe this is one of those times that it takes two artist to paint a painting. One to paint, & one to tell them to “Stop!”
ha.. that made me laugh.. yes, sometimes it’s comforting to hear someone else say, ‘that’s enough…’ they give us permission to rest!