You, dear readers, are bravely risking yourselves in the world. Some of you, for a son or a daughter. Others, for the right partner. Many of you for the right thing (often that thing is making art or creating whatever your heart is pulling you to bring forth). Your longing makes you brave, courageous, tenacious and bold.
Whyte says longing is a form of moving...In longing we move and are moving from a known but abstracted elsewhere, to a beautiful, about to be reached, someone, something or somewhere we want to call our own. Let's move from abstracted elsewhere to beautiful. Here - take my hand. We can be brave together.
About the painting - black gesso over a well-grained wood panel. Initial sketch with a chopstick and red paint. Adding layers of acrylic and acrylic mixed with gesso while resisting (RESIST! RESIST!) the urge to overly refine. A layer of deep dark blue over the black gesso'd background to add depth and more contrast and interest.
2/3/2020 02:26:11 pm
2/3/2020 02:45:53 pm
Dotty - indeed. So gobsmacked by how easily this one came together...
2/3/2020 03:32:06 pm
For I have two states of being creating and longing for the act of creating.
2/3/2020 03:34:48 pm
Carl! Beautifully put. You are fearless in embracing the right kind of creative peril!
2/3/2020 03:48:58 pm
Key to that fearlessness is not being precious about what I’m working on. If it’s not working and I don’t think I can get there. I just start again.
2/3/2020 05:22:48 pm
Carl - that "not being precious" - an absolute KEY! Which also means you have confidence in your ability to generate something new...which means you are watering the well of your inspiration!
2/5/2020 11:16:17 pm
Whenever we take our tools to paper we are at risk! Overcoming is out freedom! Not working then turn it. Love her searching eyes, longing and knowing!
2/6/2020 11:59:25 am
Carol! "Overcoming is our freedom..." YES! And thank you!!! :)
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