Fading Light

Here is the piece that I wrote about yesterday. I’ve decided to call it Fading Light. My final exam for A-level Art was to paint something under the title Fading Light. I had decided then to paint a reclining nude in a half dark room. My friends graciously agreed to pose for it but unfortunately it was not one of my better pieces. This painting I guess comes many years too late but when I thought about what to call this one, Fading Light was what popped into my mind. So here it is. Hope you enjoy.

Fading Light, 30 x 40, acrylic on canvas, 2011

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Recent thoughts

I left Toronto with my mind unsettled about what would come in the future and how i might get to a point in my life where I loved what I did from day to day. Over the past month I’ve had time and space to let my mind wander over one of the most beautiful landscapes I’ve ever encountered. I feel like I am rediscovering things I forgot since high school days when i basically lived in the art room. I haven’t felt this connected to nature and my environment in almost a decade. Yesterday I sat for nearly an hour just listening to the wind in the grass. I have this delicious sliver of time in which to recover as I prepare for things to come.

I’ve decided to apply for art school. I don’t really want to talk about it too much in case I don’t get it. One of the things that has become clear over my evening strolls is that I want to learn more about art and what’s more, I want to one day teach it. I look back at my life and I think about the darker places where it was painting or drawing that pulled me out of my misery. I want to share that with other people and to help other people who need that like I did / do.

I finished a painting today. It’s too dark to photograph it now. I am gonna have a shot at an exhibition proposal to send to a couple of galleries. I have enough work now to have a show i think. I don’t really know any galleries around here but I figure this is a good way to get integrated into the artistic community. Crossing fingers something works out.

Will post new painting soon.