When Love Awakens
In the studio, week two of the e-course with Pauline Agnew awakened a love of new color palettes, new ways of seeing light and a courage to try even more outrageous things in the pursuit of art. We aren't yet "elegant and in rhythm with our selves", but we are doggedly determined to make each lesson stick.
In the park last week, we watched a mother swinging her child around and around in that helicopter way we used to swing our own children, recalling fondly the contagious laughter and the word "again! again!" which all children know is the universal signal for halcyon glee. As this painting emerged last week, my painter spirit whispered again again to the muse.
5/18/2020 01:50:55 pm
Great post from the sentiments to the painting to the O’Donohue quote!
5/18/2020 06:50:04 pm
Carl! My co-conspirator! O' Donohue always gets me right in the gut. So spot on.
5/18/2020 02:57:23 pm
Jen, I am quite taken with your new color palette here! Brava! Might be the spark that gets me out of the messy middle of a current WIP of mine.
5/18/2020 06:51:19 pm
Dotty! Muted hushes from messy middles. So happy these colors reached out and tapped your shoulder. They are my current blissful hangout place.
5/19/2020 01:07:16 pm
I do see some muted tones and high chroma scribbles of your usual palette peeking through.... can't fool me! But those grays really set them off. Beautiful pathway or bubbling river surrounded by high cliffs! Can't wait to hear the news!
5/19/2020 02:26:26 pm
Carol! Ha! There is no fooling you, indeed. Isn't it odd how we reach for the same colors again and again? At least this month I am adding some new ones. Grays make everything better...you are the QUEEN of muted grays and soft, chalky palettes!
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