“Found Myself Dreaming” 21″ x 8.5″ mixed media on Fabriano Artistico paper. Layers of ink, acrylic, water soluble crayon, pencil, and charcoal with a mix of brushes and tools. There were moments of ‘ugly’ in the process as there are for many paintings – you just have to keep going and see where the responses take you. The still image is a closer capture to the contrast of the work, the video was lit from above and I feel brightened the work somewhat.
For the past week or so I have not painted, I have been framing and wrapping and preparing for an exhibition this coming weekend. I am now convinced that there is a direct relation between the act of mark making and depicting the landscape and the emotion of feeling it’s presence in my life. For me as an artist, art practice equals the strength and depth of connection with the subject being depicted. With this revelation I am off to the studio to make marks to reaffirm this theory and find my joy!