Painting Away

_2017-01-12-11-25-58_2017-01-17-12-19-53img_1183_2017-01-17-15-47-33_2017-01-19-10-03-46_2017-01-19-12-21-48img_1173_2017-01-18-13-54-11_2017-01-20-13-23-42img_1168I’ve been painting and painting and painting. Nothing’s finished. I seem to be lacking focus, but I am plugging along anyway. At this point I want to finish all of these so I can have a clean slate and begin again…. there is a part of me that wants to step away from these crazy abstracts and work on realism, but there is a strong part of me that is madly addicted to the unknown. I think you can see  that struggle in my lack of direction. As my mama says just keep painting and it will work itself out.

We shall see!

6 Comments

    1. My favorite is the last painting shown. I love the variety, love, love, love the bird….excellent. Somehow the 3 similar paintings with what appears to be leaf like symbols also remind me of the designs on your pottery. I also really like the first painting of a muted landscape. It looks to me like you really enjoy the variety of paint and symbols. It’s all great! Don’t stop!!
      Bernadette

      1. Thanks for taking the time to give me input! Yes I am truly struggling with picking one thing and sticking with it. I guess I have to let it play its self out and then maybe towards the end I will gravitate towards one thing or the other. I can definitely sense the lack of focus in my work though . It’s frustrating. It’s like I know I have 10 more years of painting I need to do but I can’t stand the idea of putting that time in. Like a Child I want everything right here right now!

  1. Good grief! You must keep painting!!! These paintings gave me joy. I hope you enjoy the process as much as I enjoy seeing this work. I love your colors, and the abstract play. The goldfinch. everything.

    1. Thank you for that. Sometimes it’s nice to be routed on by more than my mother ;)
      Ughh… I have so much angst between controlling everything vs just letting it fly and going with the flow… I think it might be like being thrown in a bull-riding ring and holding on for dear life instead of controlling the bull. But now that I just said that out loud, I know I don’t want to play it safe and do what has already been done. I want to be in the ring with the bull (my inner consciousness rather than reproducing what I see). So really I need to embrace that rush of fear I feel every time I show up to paint. REMINDER: SCARY AS HELL CAN BE AWESOME? …. I’ll do what you and my mom keep saying … keep showing up and painting :) thanks again!

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