It finally dawned on me that the thing I do best is paint. (It's a bit too late for the corporate world and I'm a terrible baker.) What I CAN do is paint. It's a gift and my passion. Visual arts is one of the greatest ways for me to spread hope. And although it is a gift, it requires a lot of time, work, focus, solitude, and a heart load of spirit. When I see massive cloud formations or fields of abundant wildflowers, I become speechless. My emotions become almost giddy like a child. I stop all conversation, sit in awe, visions start scribbling around in my brain, then I go running back to my canvas. If I don't get it out....I dream about those images. Inks have got to fly and flow!
So...while I'm waiting for a shipment of large canvases to come in, I'm creating mediums paintings. The oils will begin soon. Stay tuned!
|thinned oil on birch above|
acrylic inks violating the canvases below