Undulating Memory

24 x 24 acrylic on canvas

24 x 24 acrylic on canvas

I finished this piece last night. My previous post ‘Lost’ was inspired by this canvas. Since writing that post the canvas has been at least 2 other beginnings of very different paintings. The same major undulations however remained throughout. In this piece I used a range of colours I haven’t tried before. It took a while to figure out how they made me feel and how they’d fit in. I haven’t painted much with browns before so that was one thing I wanted to do when I started out. In the beginning the lilac tones were a happy accident and when I realized they worked with the browns it changed the whole piece.

It took a little while to realize where the piece was going. I was walking to work yesterday morning and looking at birds flying far off against the colour of the sky when it hit me that this piece was an abstract landscape.

While doing this piece my boyfriend said that I should try having a few canvases stretched and ready to go in the studio so that when I get frustrated and lost on one canvas I can just move on to another without majorly changing what I’ve started. I suppose that would take the pressure off the one canvas so I’ll see if that works.

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2 thoughts on “Undulating Memory

  1. In the end it is what it is
    It was nothing and now it is something
    With your brain in the middle
    Things are all around
    The wayward mind wonders
    And assimilates
    Beauty is expressed
    Your pictures are honest and beautiful
    Bursting with expression
    Spontaneously honestly
    With the sublime energy
    Of an artist
    Nature is wild and chaotic
    Your mind seeks captures
    And tames its awesome beauty

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