Well, once again it's a New Year and rather than settling on resolutions, I'm trying to pick a word. This is my first painting of the New Year and the "word", at least for this piece, was "Breakthrough".
I feel like I'm stumbling this year. Trying to get creative again after literally months of working on some commission pieces. I just decided to begin throwing some paint on to this canvas to see what happened. I wanted to paint a face on this one, originally. I wanted it to have some kind of deep meaning and value. This is not what happened. I just used some intuition and trusted in the process. This is what happened. It seemed a dragonfly in the midst of flight was truly a breakthrough of sorts. I got to be creative without thinking so much about it - without any expectations. I still feel a little weak in the knees, but I'm ready to get creative again.
Now I'm ready. Ready for a New Year and ready for new adventures. I don't think "Breakthrough" will actually be my "word" for the year, but it's a good start. Every time I think about my "word", I second guess myself. I have to think on it a little more. What is your "word" for the year? Are you ready for a breakthrough?
This is a small mixed media piece, 6 X 12, 1.5 deep, constructed on cradle board. It was layered and painted, using sheet music and various papers. These photos show the piece before it was resined. It is now coated with with a glassy resin finish, so there is no need for framing.
This little "Breakthrough" is available. Feel free to send me an email with any questions or comments.