the Pat Dews workshop, and I couldn't be happier with the result. :) I've got my sights on two more of the starts this week. Also in my viewfinder - Mark Rothko and Willem deKooning. Giants of abstraction and people I long to understand.
Even as the number of pieces in progress in the studio grows, I hear Mark Nepo's words tumbling about behind the scenes of my creations. "What we accomplish and create matters. But we're not defined by what we create. We're defined by how the engagement of our being shapes and creates us." Oooooooh he's a smart one. What defines me is how engagement shapes and creates me, even as I am shaping and creating other things. It isn't what but how. And in its circular and confounding sense of humor, with this thought the universe has just abstracted the concept of creating even as I create abstracts. Oy vey. I am gonna need more coffee.
4/9/2018 08:13:53 am
Jen, those small spots of color, a tiny line hither and yon: YES! I am literally resting in this painting. It grounds and restores me.
4/9/2018 08:21:59 am
gosh, Dotty! No greater compliment than that. Thank you. :)
4/10/2018 03:13:22 pm
I also love those delicate lines between larger shapes. I suggest looking up on YouTube MoMo films. There is series of how to paint like Rothko an DeKooning !
4/10/2018 04:10:59 pm
Thanks, Carol! And ooooooh yes! I will look that up!! WOW!
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