Wednesday, May 16, 2018

This Whisper

Painting can yank me completely away from whatever thoughts are swirling in my mind and drop me into full presence.

That's the way it goes today—woo hoo!


I am awake to this whisper of bristles, this buttery blue mix, this wrinkly collage-textured surface, this blazing sunshine on my shoulder, these small muscles in my hand and wrist.



newest patch
detail
new patch in the big picture
work in progress
working title: Core Values



8 comments:

  1. Looks like you are in the homestretch! I see one patch yet to be painted. What a project! So many different patches and colors all working together. Really love that little touch of the nail. Makes the work so tactile!

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    1. 1. Not sure if I'm in the homestretch or not. At least four patches are no more than spaces where I wiped off my brush en route; up close, they aren't 'floating my boat.'

      2. Thanks for your feedback that you see the different patches and colors all working together.

      3. Glad you like the current tactile patch—its tactility is what sings to me.

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  2. Love the gorgeous wrinkley texture!! Can't believe you are almost done. It seemed those empty white patches went on forever. ;)

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    1. I also love the wrinkly texture—it played into my hand so sweetly as I developed this piece.

      It's still seeming to me that the patches may go on forever with this project!

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  3. Oh oh! A surprise twist! Love that! And its placement in the upper left corner is like a gate opening to all the pieces following. Symbolism AND groovy texture!

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    1. Groovy texture—good pun : )

      LOVE your seeing the placement of this patch as a gate that opens to all the pieces that follow. A happy happenstance!

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  4. Only one patch left! It's fun to see that they are not all the same size!

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    1. Only one patch not yet begun beyond the very bare minimum, but many patches are no more than places where I wiped excess paint from my brush along the way, and mostly not to any particularly enjoyable effect. So, I'll have decisions to make about what I might want to do before I stop working on this project.

      I'm also happy the pieces are not all the same size.

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