Well, I finished one of the two recent paintings I'd been working on. I'd hoped to have both finished to post them at the same time, as they are very different in feel, and therefore would be interesting to consider together. However, we must make do with what we have.
May I just remind myself for the zillionth time that I am interested in painting WATER, not in painting FURNITURE, or SWIMMING POOLS, so what was I doing painting two chairs and a swimming pool ledge??? Sorry for shouting, but all that geometry required an attempt at a kind of verisimilitude that I am not, never have been, interested in creating!
Oh well, I'd started it. I wanted to finish it. And I have. Bye bye.
Acrylic on board, 16" x 20"
This is my second year of pursuing water as a theme for paintings and drawings. I've learned which aspects of the broad theme appeal to me. I like the calligraphic patterns that water makes when it moves. I like the tension between water and the solid objects it interacts with, such as rocks or fish. The painting that I've just finished was worth doing, though it did not fall into the categories I've just mentioned as my favorites. I know now, even more than before, where my painting heart lies. And where it doesn't.
Now, my delightfully curvy, energetic, colorful, alive and NONfurniture koi are my next painting subject--- and I will start the series just as soon as I get momentum going on another, unrelated art project, deadlined July 1st.