Sunday, September 25, 2011
Colours and shapes
Its been another really busy weekend and only tonight that I've had much time to concentrate on any painting.
Today the exhibit at Masonic Temple was taken down and now another one is looming which opens on October 6th.
While I deal with the flurry of things that must occur to make the next exhibit work, I'm still considering where I want to go and what I want to do with my art. Sometimes just painting without thinking too much about it helps. I know I always overthink my art and that can be the downfall. Those first strokes are often the best ones, only to be obliterated by other strokes that take away the freshness.
I was determined to let the paint lie as it fell in this start of a self portrait. Its oil on an 8" x 8" canvas panel. Nothing serious, no under drawing, no thinking, just me feeling my way through the world of colour and shape.