Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jan 2017 30in30, Day 24

You know how sometimes you have an idea about where you want to go with a painting, but it doesn't go there?

Well, last night in a dream I worked out where I wanted to go with today's painting, but it didn't go there either!

Here's what I had as my starting point:

work in progress

Here's where it took me:

8x10" work in progress on canvas paper

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11 comments:

  1. Uh huh.... dreamlike and.... ready for? Anything!!

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    1. And, as you know, dreams can land one anywhere, whether it makes sense or not! You've got the spirit!

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  2. You were so bold with painting out so much of your start and like what you have kept - can't wait to see where you go next.

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    1. Janet, thanks for stopping by to visit and for your affirmation and enthusiasm. Love the camaraderie!

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  3. Been there!!! Guess the only way is to go where the painting is taking you. Guess the painting wanted a complete overhaul!
    I think you are in a good place now.!!!

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    1. You HAVE been there! It's so much fun to have this shared experience. I am really enjoying letting paintings take me where they will. Well, that's not really accurate—what happens seems to me to be a full-on collaboration, a chemical reaction between what a painting is and who I am in a given moment.

      I agree, feels like I'm in a good place.

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  4. I love the rhythmical pattern!

    And: dreaming about a painting. Never had that! Must be really interesting and a nice experience;-)

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation of the rhythmical pattern. It felt just right as I painted it.

      I have always had a pretty active dream life, and in the past 2+ years since I began painting, I have painted several times in my dreams : )

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  5. I paint with such abandon in my dreams. This piece Dotty is simply waiting to be uncovered in another way and I like its new subtle overcoat.

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    1. Love hearing that you also paint in your dreams—though your painting dreams sound wilder and freer. Mine are delightful but mostly of an engaging problem-solving sort.

      I like your take on this evolving piece, that it is simply waiting to be uncovered in another way.

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