Monday, December 14, 2009

Brightening Up Life

Brightening Up Life
December 7, 2009
16" x 20"
Oil on Canvas
I have continued to paint though my posts have been lacking. As you may have read in a previous post that I am dealing with some life issues. My life is getting re-organized and if you look from the last posts painting 'Building Project' to this new painting it may be telling of how life is changing. I see my work much as Picasso said he saw his, they are like diary entries. Sometimes they are dark and sad and then flowing into vibrant glowing warmth. My life was shredded and teetering in unbalance. Through that experience I have learned a lot about life, and a lot about what is important in life. Now more than ever I see the small intricate beauty that is in everyday life. I don't have to search so hard for it. I have found joy in my life, in me.
This blog not only helps me to log my paintings, it is interesting to see their order and progression, the ebb and flow of ones creativity and how it reflects life.
I was quite amazed with this painting. It turned out more radiant than I thought it would. There were many dark shadows but the colors make it sing so it doesn't appear to be that dark.


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

inspiration is what it's all about. This is beautiful.

jocelan said...

it is this one I would like