"Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits can become tedious." St. Thomas Aquinas
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I managed to get down to my painting studio yesterday and throw some paint around on a few canvases. I have been working on these for months, painting and over-painting. I just wasn't satisfied with anything, until yesterday. I re-painted them yet again with a new barn red (looks orange in these photos) instead of a bold-bright red and it all came together for me. I call these Crossroads I & II because I was at a crossroads in which way to go with them. I am not an abstract painter and I avoided abstract anything because to me it is organized/disorganized chaos.
Yesterday I changed my mind. I was literally dancing in front of these paintings, waving my arm around, laughing and having a great time. I let myself freely experience the randomness of the moment and if anyone happened to glance in the window, they would have thought I had lost my mind. Wow, what a feeling! Oh yeah-these are done with a palette knife, a first for me!