Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Abstractions/Palette Knife Paintings/Visual Love

Excavations

 These painting are born of fierce need and burning passion. Riding a wave of sudden inspiration I gladly jumped down the "Rabbit Hole" to see where it would go... And found love along the way...

It all started rather innocently one day. As an art project for my little granddaughters I thought it would be fun for them if I showed them how they could paint with a pallette knife. They, of course, created a grey muddy mess, but after scraping down the canvas and giving it a shot myself I found that I had arrived at something unique, different from anything I had done before, wholey abstract and yet evocative of something deeper, with it's own inner psychology. Hmm, I thought, this deserves deeper study.


Sentinels    2021

 

My second painting in this "new" style attempted something else. I had some vague impressions in mind as I painted, remaining essentially abstract, and yet evocative of a subject. It felt as though I had stubled upon a means of painting the feelings of the thing, rather than the thing itself.

 

Tumbling Sisters    2021

 

And then I fell in love and all these feelings and desires came pouring out. In a rush of inspiration I struggled to try and keep up with my sudden need to fill blank spaces with impressions from beyond myself, a way of outpainting myself, not limited by ANYTHING.

 

What Love Feels Like    2021

Love Pours Out Onto The Ineffable Carpet    2021    

   
The Ecstasy of St. Lenora    2021


La Dance du Soir    2021


La Primavera    2021


DeVinyl    2021


Transmutation    2021


Excavation    2021

 

Explorations 2021


Pensive 2021

Caring 2021

Frolicking 2021


Pursuit 2021

Catulus 2021

The Firebird 2021

Making a Meal of Me 2021

Possession 2021

Lenora & Cat-tastrophe 2021 (unfinished)

 
Self-portrait 2022

 
Lenora holding Cat-tastrophe 2022