Thursday, December 1, 2011
Done and done.
Alrighty then! Just finished my first painting of the month. I was inspired by the great windstorm that's happening right now in Concord, along with the changing of the seasons for this one. I used acrylic paints, a 16x20 cotton canvas, water, a little bit of glitter and the same paintbrush for the entire piece. Took me about 4 hours. This is how I normally work- I get a burst of inspiration and don't walk away until I'm happy. I do not claim to be the next Picasso, nor do I dig terribly deep to come up with my ideas... I paint because it is fun, it releases energy and I find that it makes people smile to see such lighthearted yet colorful results. I do not have explanations for my work, nor can I give you a hidden meaning. My husband likes to "explain" my paintings as I sit back and giggle (which most of you know), but in the long run it's simple... I create something I think is beautiful and run with it. Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly not dumbing my work down and making things easy on myself. I just believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and no matter what I do (hopefully), someone will find it interesting and connect in their own way.
We'll see what tomorrow brings!