Sunday, March 2, 2014


Dearest Readers,
At the risk of being labeled an OCD painter, I present you with the end of the road for The Problem Child, aka Golden Dawn, and New Dawn–a painting that I’ve been noodling with for almost a year, and blogged about three times now. Dare I say this is it?  Yes, this is the final. 
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 Here are a few of her layers of lives buried deep beneath these exuberant, dark swirls and tendrils.

In May, 2013, she looked like this…
Golden Dawn
Then in August–this...
Golden Dawn-Revisited

And here she was in mid December...
New Dawn

In saying Amen to The Problem Child, I’ll share an observation about my painting and my mind. I noticed this week that fast, emotive, instinctual mark-making is the key to unlocking my satisfaction. It’s a secret truth that I don’t always trust, so I fiddle and faddle. On the other hand, taking the time to live with a work of art, think and be with it, can result in redemption. Uncertainty and Doubtlessness both play a part.

Now put down the brush, Cecelia, stop typing and get ready to watch the Oscars.