Joyful Refuge has been with me for awhile, since my last Studio in Charleston SC.
There was no plan with this, just an experience of color and composition. When I am at a place where I am almost done, but not sure where to go to complete a piece—I ask my husbandOften I need a second opinion, especially when I spend so much time in such a ‘small’ space. On this one he said, ‘I see Africa’
at that moment I took the piece back up to my studio and thought—no way is Africa going to be in this piece. So I worked it not to add, but to blend it away...so to speak. In painting, sometimes the most beautiful things happen when not planned, but rise to the surface when nurtured and worked and ‘cared’ for. I want my Abstracts to look free and naturally placed. But to do that, rarely comes easy for me. I think the blending I do comes from many years of decorative finishing—blending edges together on walls and making finishes look natural, organic w/out distracting lines that catch your eye.
I would like to say this piece is part of my private collection, because when it sells, I will really miss this one.
It is now in my studio in Greensboro, with a new view. I think it will inspire some new pieces.
I often move my pieces around when I think it is their time to find a new home.
36 x 36
Acrylic Mixed Media
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