Collage has captured my heart!
Seems strange admitting that I am taking a jump off the mountain and focusing on my love of the blank canvas, the addition of paint and mostly collage. My experimenting is invigorating. And, as you can see, I keep working on my pieces.
I made the addition of two figures to this birch panel,
sharing our hopes for our country...making relationships thoughtful and learning from our past and growing into our better future.
Our world has changed. Our hearts are lost for answers.
But as Americans we will move forward
finding a better way to communicate.
Wow...2020 has been an interesting challenge. Aside from the weather and the Corona Virus, conversations are slightly less exciting, but I feel as though I have had a chance to re-think my art, and I've challenged spatial relationships and the results have been rather interesting.
"Hotel du Village" was created in November as my first painting upon my return to Florida after time in New York (including a wonderful solo show in Saranac Lake
at BluSeed Gallery).
I have to admit this piece did not start out as one of my favorites, but, there is good movement, an interesting flow of color, objects and open space. I promise to continue observing the movement within and the images that draw my attention.
I am anxious to follow this collage/mixed media challenge. And, I look forward to seeing what happens along the way.
Plus, I have to share that every piece I paint influences my next painting. And, the colorful piece below was inspired by the above painting as I edited a sketch, and then edited a bit more.
The process of painting is a dream...I let the influences move me or fight against my direction. Whatever happens is a way to grow, to find my voice and to appreciate the opportunity to be in Vero Beach, FL. Painting for my first two years in Vero Beach at Deborah Gooch's Studio was a true blessing!
I remain very thankful!