Behind the scenes I have been working on some really large pieces. It has been magnificent ! The perspective of the finished piece is grand...I mean, I stepped back and said 'wow, nicely done'. I smiled really really big...thankful that everything in my life has led me to this...My ART.
Last week I worked on rearranging my art space to accommodate for these LARGER pieces. I love to decorate and change up my living spaces often. I need to be in the hub of our home. I do not schedule my time for painting. I listen to the call of a creative moment and I am drawn to my wooden canvas...and I start to paint...really special work has come from this freedom I am allowed.
I had a long conversation with my art mentor and dear friend Argene...I was restless and felt something new working in my head...this always seems to be how it goes before I start a new series. We chatted about lots of stuff...she is wise and I am grateful for her. My Dad made me a 36x60 wooden canvas a couple weeks ago. I set it up in my art space after talking with Argene and must have walked by it a 100 times...and then I started. I tried using a brush because the canvas was so ginormous compared to those I have used in the past. My paint bottles were tiny compared to all of the space on this wood. I had it up on my easel and it towered above me. I stood on my tippy toes...the paintbrush felt confining...I could not feel the paint move through my fingers. So, I put the canvas on the floor and squirted paint on my fingers and began....and let me tell you I felt one with this piece.