Monday, December 30, 2013
Intuitive Painting: Under the Sea
It's painted on a two by two foot board that I gessoed before painting. I probably wouldn't paint on wood this thick again, as it makes the painting relatively heavy, compared to a stretched canvas. For smaller pieces I love working on wood. The grain seems to show through no matter how I sand and paint, and the grain adds that element of unpredictability that I love so much.
I think that's what I love so much about the art that I've been doing in the last year, all summed up in one word: unpredictability. I never know, anymore, what I'm going to paint when I pick up a brush. I have really gotten the hang of letting go of my preconceived ideas about what my art is supposed to look like. It's very exciting, and very scary, too, in a wonderful way.