|Rising Tide-2014_acrylic and oil on canvas_42"x45"|
|"Threshold Wings" 2012_35" x 39"_Acrylic and oilstick on kraft|
I love each phase in its development, like a proud parent nurturing a child into maturity. Beneath the final piece lie the ghosts of earlier versions. I find this comforting. Should I have stopped at phase 2? or 3? I think not. Something was missing that I needed to unearth from inside me, and lead up to the surface of the painting. I'm grateful to be a painter, using the language of art to speak to the viewer, to find out about my world of vision and imagination, and maybe discover who I might be. Such fun!
|Phase 1_Rising Tide_Background_acrylic and gesso on canvas|
|Phase 2_Rising Tide_Underwater Ghost_acrylic and gesso on canvas|
|Phase three-Joyous eruption|
|Phase four-mapping and controlling|
|Phase five-premature aging, circumscribing the joy|