Friday, November 25, 2016


It was election day when I painted this. I elected to paint.

As I painted, my inner dialogue:

I just don't know what I'm doing.

Oh, wait, that's the point. I just really have to be in the materials and in the process to investigate the issue at hand.

Paint something. 


Paint something else. 

Respond again. 

Go where it takes me. 

Take the one step in front of me.

I like the graphic feel to the little Reuleaux triangle combinations, their crisp edges and saturated colors in contrast to the muted softnesses and misty swirling atmosphere surrounding them. I wanted to see how little real estate my shapes could inhabit and still act as the focus; I wanted to see what I would need to do to make that happen. My shapes here occupy only about 2% of the page but still catch the eye—little spaceships out in the vastness of the universe.

Atmosphere & Shapes #4


  1. Love this sunny, cheery, playful scene. :) Makes me wish I could fly.

    1. Do you ever fly in dreams? In dreams I often run in a flight-like way, with lonnnnnnnng airborne distances traversed between footfalls, and I sometimes jump from the top of a flight of stairs to the bottom, 'flying' down and landing softly.

  2. Really love this piece. Yes it has a dream feeling to it. Yes the triangles take the main focus. Great contrast soft and hard.

    1. Thank you, Carol! I love painting dreamy soft spaces.