Hey ya’ll. Hope everyone has had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend. I know I have.
One of the questions people often ask me is, “What motivates/inspires you to paint?”
I think inspiration is all around us, all of the time. Motivation has to come out of desire and want. Sometimes if I feel uninspired, I’ll visit a museum to get a different perspective on art or just get the creative juices flowing. That usually motivates me to want to create more. Other times, I’m just in a real creative state of mind and when that happens, one must strike while the iron is still hot.
At the moment I have a few projects to finish for an art show/wine walk I’m taking part, in early December. I added another action/element style painting to my collection this weekend. Sizing up at 4’ X 5’, it is a beast and a monochromatic stunner. I titled it LITTLE RED DOTS.
I know what you’r thinking: “I don’t see any little red dots. Where are the little red dots?”
Well I promise you they are in there along with a few twigs that the wind knocked off of the treetops as I was creating this piece. I painted the twigs right into the painting. I feel it gives the piece another layer of organic character.
My initial intention was to keep this painting in a monochromatic styled theme. focusing mostly on black, white, and gray. I started with whispers of dripped blue undertones on a blank canvas for some depth. After I had done my first layer of splatter work, I took an almost empty tube of Cad Red and gave it a few squeezes about two feet over the canvas, which produced the “LITTLE RED DOTS”. I promise: they ARE there. Here are some pics to prove it lol.
This was my second action/element style painting and I’m very happy with the result. I paint these deep in the woods behind my house, so that’s where the “elemental” aspect of my description comes into play. “Whatever lands on the canvas, stays on the canvas.”, that’s what I say to myself as I’m creating.
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UNTIL NEXT TIME: STAY CREATIVE MY FRIENDS.