I love the intuitive, playful freedom of the first few layers of a painting. Frustration comes during the last 30% of the painting process when decisions are made to bring order to chaos and even the smallest changes affects the mood of the painting.
I photograph my work at several points in the painting process. I’m sad to say, I have photos of interesting paintings that became textured layers of another painting. Because of these lost paintings, I started leaving some work unresolved with the hope of coming back to them with a more experienced hand.
Hippie’s Disney Land
Is this Disney Land in my mind
with moody colors swirling about,
and arrows aim to fresh directions-
Is Uptown hippie’s playground,
dripping simplistic flowery shapes
into shallow gray rivers-
Do bars on windows hide more than choices?
Painting and poem,