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Thursday Time Out For Art

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I thought it would be fun to see just what one of my favorite abstract painters do in their own process. This artist always puts a smile on my face, and I have secretly wished for a space large enough to paint on this scale.

Bottom line……Let go!

Thursday Time Out For Art

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IMG_3510After an exciting week last summer in Sante Fe, New Mexico with

Cathy Carey, my inspiration, and creative energy has taken off.  There is nothing like saturating oneself in creative energy!

My studio has been filled with talking paintings.  Some are not just whispering a few words, some are screaming to me.  So I’ve been trying out various and unintended styles just to see what will happen.

This painting was started in very neutral tones, and stenciled in two corners. I didn’t have any idea what would be next until I decided to do a little abstract.  After roughly sketching out a person, and throwing in some color, this is what I have…..

Maybe I’ll do something larger next time, or push the limits even farther.  Bob Burridge always says, “If you find yourself not knowing where to go next, make a sharp left turn, and keep going!”  Wise words to an artist, don’t you think?

 

Good Morning Tuesday

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I’m sitting here in my studio trying to decide what to do next!   I have many unfinished paintings that aren’t speaking to me, and just like so many others, they may just end up under another painting.  Molly Moo had several paintings under her, and Dusty the bunny has at least four paintings under him.  Dusty hasn’t been revealed yet, but his day is coming this week.

Molly Moo the Free Cow

Molly Moo the Free Cow

I have started a small 20″ X 24″ abstract a couple days ago, and decided to let it dry before continuing.  Now I’m thinking I should have just kept going while the paint was wet, and see what happens.  After all it is intuitive art, and it is abstract, so the worst that can happen is that it becomes an underpainting.

For me, the best thing to do is get into the studio early while I have lots of ideas, and energy…..turn great music on, and open up jars of paint.  The bigger the mess, the more creative I become, and louder the music, the faster I paint, and the better the painting.

So let’s get started!

In The Name of Experimentation!

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Pushing Past Comfort

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