Working on a new piece. The unintentional realism just sort of happened. So, I’m posting it for posterity before it is lost in abstraction….or I ruin it…
In my previous post, you will notice a digital image. The digital image is the “mock-up-idea” for this painting. It’s not going as planned, but that’s ok. I love the process.
The moment I published the previous post, I knew what I had to do. I painted over the piece. I hated it. It was trite; revolting. Layers upon layers of retrying thickened the canvas, but I could not make it work. I was attached to an idea, an image in my head that I could not reveal. I am happy I covered it. This is the result. Thus, the psychology of art in process.
This is a work in progress….dedicated to everyone I have ever wronged….so sorry….
In my childhood home, a tree grew in the woods at the edge of the backyard whose large trunk branched gently over a ravine. It was perfectly contoured for lounging. And so, I did. I spent hours in that tree, reading, writing, thinking.
This piece is an homage to that tree and my experience in it. I call it Girl in a Tree, 45″ x 34″, acrylic on canvas.