Floating acrylic 6x8
This is a photo montage of three small paintings that have been on my easel recently. I enjoy working out ideas in a spontaneous manner on scale that encourages immediacy and experimentation. In a way, these are notations to myself and they provide a way to kickstart creativity when the “muse of painting” seems to be taking a vacation! One stroke, one color leads to another and before long the process of painting becomes a joyful and challenging exploration. It is very easy to step into the role of self-critic and sometimes that little critical voice can become oppressive. I frequently remind myself that the playfulness of a creative pastime is one major reason that it is so fulfilling.
Small works that have a open ended quality can be a doorway to something more. Carpe diem -seize the brush!