Acrylic, 20" x 24"
acrylic 20" x 24"
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Risk....Risk? Hummm, RISK!!!
Yes, that's what my new paintings feel like to me.
I am now willing to risk breaking out of what was so comfortable for me as an artists. This new intuituve painting style, it feels risky and yet it is so freeing. There is no real way to do it,so there is no mistakes. Although my analitical mind keeps going back to what is balance, color scheme and storyline. So, there you have it, each piece of artwork will always have that for me. I can not break free on some of the lessons I have learned in art education.
But I am willing to loss all restraints and break free of set limitations if not whole rules. These paintings have something of an emotional risk too. They say color provokes emotions and in front of me I have an array of paint, no less then 30 paint tubes and yet I find mysefl just drawn to the red, yellow, oranges.
A friend of mine ; Jeff Stroud, who is an amazing photographer, you can meet him at his blog, http://jeffstroud.wordpress.com/ left a comment on this painting for me, he said,
"thought I would share this! Orange is a power color. It is one of the healing colors. It is said to increase the craving for food. It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. People who like orange ar...e usually thoughtful and sincere. Lady luck's color is orange. I have been told that if a change of any kind is need in life, just burn an orange candle for 7 nights.
While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the benign warmth of the sun. A dynamic color to be sure, orange offers a more thoughtful control than explosive red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes exploration of new things.
Put some orange in your life when you want:
to spice things up when you feel time is dragging
to become more involved in something
to increase creativity
relief from things becoming too serious"
Thank You Jeff, that was so right on with the way I've been feeling.
So here is what I have to say about Risk. Risk being embarrassemet, vulnerabile, and risk it all on yourself. In doing so, what just might happen is that you become more alive, more empowered, more creative. Moving forward only happens when you are ready to risk something so personal that to not risk means you have lost........
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