Since leaving my home is an impossibility, I decided to pull out my paints. Maybe I don't want to quit painting after all. I was recently stung by a gallery owner who told me that my paintings are not compelling. I took that hard. Seeing my hurt feelings, he tried to explain that people prefer realism to abstract. After I licked my wounds, I realized that's a matter of perception. While I deeply appreciate the raw talent of people who can paint realistically, I find abstracts very compelling. They are an act of creation and creation is compelling. I find abstracts to be very visionary. I find it fascinating to contemplate the infinite potentiality of abstracts. And there you have it, too many words. Art just is. It doesn't need to be explained, it's highly subjective. I'd like to humbly offer my first works of 2011. All are as yet untitled.
Untitled 2011, 24" x 24", acrylic on canvas. This is a classic example of not knowing when to quit. Sometimes I just love layering paint on a canvas. This work is interesting to me because it's very textural.
Is it just my dirty mind or does this kinda look like a butt? I am always seeing various pieces of anatomy in my paintings, and it is purely unintentional. I am just a conduit for the canvas.
Untitled 2011, 12" x 12" each piece, acrylic and spray paint on canvas. I need the sun, so had fun playing with sunny colors. I was trying to make these works look like tie dye. I think I'm onto something here, I intend to experiment more with spray paint. I need a studio so I can be free to make a mess, and I want to experiment with very large canvases.
I decided to frame a couple of my prints from my Pink City series in frames I bought at the dollar store. I think they look pretty good. What about you dear readers? Are you snowed in? Are you using the opportunity to work on your home? I'd love to hear from you. And as always, thanks for reading. xxoo