Swirls Continue

"Forget safety.
Live where you fear to live.
Destroy your reputation.
Be notorious."
— Rumi

love the intense colors

don't love the textures

looks nice out of focus

not quite sure what's up but it's good practice

24x20" canvas, Golden Heavy Body Acrylics, gesso {click here to see the first phase}

After painting awhile, I found my stress building instead of dissipating. Sometimes the mood just isn't right. Best to clean up and start again another day. When I'm at the easel (technically sitting at my kids' easel) sometimes I feel like a "fake" artist, because I have no idea what I am doing and no clear direction. It's so different from drawing a mandala, where I feel very confident.

Maybe it's a test run, a spark of an idea for something else.

I am painting to paint. That's it. Just to paint.

Not creating to sell, for an assignment, for The Smithsonian, for The Modern, for a charity auction, as an artifact for a time capsule. Still got a stash of Blick Studio Canvas (cotton canvas, pre-primed for acrylic paint) I got earlier this year, time to get back to the easel...

Perfect for Traci Bunkers' 30 Days of Get Your Art On: 30 minutes of art - any type of art - each day in July.