It's abstract play time. :-)
I tend to over analyze,
so whenever i start these kinds of paintings,
i ask my heart to take the front seat
and tell my mind to shut up and sit quietly at the back. ;-)
It's hard to do sometimes - to let the heart lead...
There's almost always a point during the painting
where i hear myself say "i really don't like this"...
Which usually always means...
I'm not painting with the heart and the mind wants to be
in the front seat again.
So i flip the painting on its side and continue.
I literally talk to myself through the process:
just keep going.
paint what feels right.
there's no right or wrong.
do what comes naturally.
it's a painting, not brain surgery...
if it sucks,
the sun will still rise tomorrow.
And that's usually when i get more comfortable and confident...
and a little more daring.
It still feels somewhat controlled to me,
but i am getting better at letting loose.
I love adding the oil pastels...
And in the end, i do like it, even if it's no longer as abstract
as i thought it would be at first.
Art is all about trusting.
Trusting that your opinion of the painting
really has nothing to do with the art itself.
Trusting that the process always works itself out, in the end.
FYI - i won't be putting word verification on my blog.
I'll just keep trashing the Anonymous comments.
Thank you all for letting me know you hate word verification
as much as i do. :-)
Another FYI... i'll be gone for a few days of rest and relaxation.
I'll catch up to your blogs soon.
Wishing you all a great weekend! xox
Here's a beautiful song by Sarah Harmer,
to set you in the same relaxation mode as mine,
without even having to leave your chair.