Enlighten Up in Progress

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.

What’s Done is Done

Abstract, 48" x 36" acrylic on canvas

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.

Girl in a Tree

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.

detail - Girl in a Tree