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Monday, December 30, 2013

Intuitive Painting: Under the Sea

I love this painting. I think it's the vibrancy and depth of the colors--the background, as well as the interior of the outlined areas.

 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.


Giggles said...

Love love love it!! Gorgeous depth and!! Great way to end the year!! Happy New year!! All the best with creative abundance!!

Hugs Giggles

Rita said...

I've been working on becoming a loose woman with my art for some time. I've only managed baby steps. I love the bright, deep colors in this piece. :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful colors.