I wanted to understand how structure could come from deep within and emerge … I didn't want to rely on drawing something I saw right before me to create my structure. My psyche was trying to tell me something it couldn't say point-blank: "Stop holding on to what you already know, the old forms, the past. We're moving into new territory. Let go and start moving. We're going someplace else." (p. 124)
Well, it's a new year and off I go into new territory, not for the first time. And, not only am I heading into the still-new territory of letting something emerge from within, but also into Leslie Saeta's Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge January 2017.
I will not actually create a new painting each day, but I will paint and post and participate most days. The rules = paint as often as you can, have fun. That I can do.
This is the 4th such challenge I will have joined. My approach this time is to start with whatever bubbles up on a 16x20" sheet of canvas paper and go from there.
Well, I let go, started moving, and here's what bubbled up. Hell if I know where it came from or where it's goin'—
|January 2017 30in30 Challenge, Day 1|
16x20"; acrylic on canvas paper
work in progress