yesterday, a peek into my studio.
today, a peek into my process.
i don't recognize myself...
what happened? abstract? really?
after i took an abstract class a year ago
i resolved that i could not do it.
and i was perfectly comfortable with this conclusion.
but as i cleaned out my studio, i found this piece
and thought, hmm, maybe not as bad as i initially thought.
it has been fun to add more layers of paint and experiment.
the large piece on the bottom is a 3 x 5 canvas given to me,
another experiment~~painting large. i gessoed
over the splattered paint to ready it for the next stage.
here are a few national geographic pages.
inspirations for shape and color.
because you never know what will lodge
in your creative spirit and come through
in a painting.
and a close up of the abstract.(i'm still scratching my head).
it is fun to step out of oneself and to also realize
that first impressions are not always right.
it could be that the super critic in the head talking.
yesterday i told my friend who was discouraged about her art
to never, ever give up on herself.
i should listen to my own advise.
and anoter start using left over paints.
to be continued, i'm sure.
how have you stepped out of yourself lately?