16 x 20"Acrylic and liquid Watercolor on gallery wrapped canvas
"The Elegance of Limits"
Other possible titles? "GPS Directions", "Orange States vs Yellow States" , "City Planning", "Gerrymandering", or "Follow the Yellow Brick Road"? Can you think of one?
This abstract started with a "paint throw" with Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus Fine Art liquid watercolor out on the lawn one sunny afternoon in the fall in Florida. Why? Don't know...It just felt right. I can't say why. Throwing paint or splattering paint can free you up when you feel you've started painting way too tight.
I've painted "on this" and "at this" for now maybe 4-5 months...dabbling here and there on it both in Florida and then here in Madison. Sort of comforting knowing I had something unfinished that just needed some "dabbling" on. This is not signed...so I must feel it's not completely done yet.
Then at the same time, I had a title "Birds on a Wire" but the painting hadn't started. Sometimes it works that way too. This is planned to be a diptych with two 16 x 20 canvas panels. That's a lot of birds. But birds are sort of theme with me this time of year and in this apartment up in the Sycamore Tree.
I am still sketching and keeping my journals in watercolor but I am sort of off on an acrylic theme right now. Friend, Mary, acknowledge this trend by sending me some lovely bird song. Click here. I hope it opens for you. Just click on a bird to hear it sing.
My journal for April has begun but it slowed down a bit. Greg is thinking about his garden now as May approaches. We went to the West Side Farmer's market this morning and got him some tomato plants to get him started. I think I need to put them in the journal. Also wonderful Cinnamon Scones.