Art is a highly organized form of wandering - Brian Rutenberg, Studio Visits Episode 51
At first glance, there is very little about the creative process here that seems organized. But when we look a little closer at the quote...wandering isn't organized at all, is it? Perhaps the organized part is just that we show up regularly with art supplies and free hands. And then things happen - like this painting, an atmospheric free-fall using only rubber wedge and paper towels. The magic in this particular piece was achieved by beginning with an underpainting of gold gesso, which adds a glow to everything and loves to be revealed when paint on top is scraped away. And the gold is only there because I wandered into it while rifling through paints while waiting for the muse. Hmmmm. Wandering might just be the key to everything. :)
Thank you to EVERYONE who responded to our Valentine's story, and especially to those who submitted their own heart-felt tales over the last week. :) Cat, Kitten and Pooch, Inc. were a bit overwhelmed by their choices, and so have decided to select TWO winners! Congratulations to Cindy J. and to Candis, whose stories of love late in life and early in life, respectively, will each inspire a collaborative piece from us. Love ALWAYS wins!