- Title: Transforming the Light
- Medium: Pigments, acrylics & jos papers on canvas
- Dimensions: 110 x 110 cm
- Date: 2009
- Status: Sold (commission)
This mixed media painting was round two of a commissioned piece. While working on the first piece, now titled “Shine”, the work took a different direction than one I thought the client would like (!) – its own direction! That’s painting for you![BMo_scrollGallery id=14 sG_thumbPosition=bottom sG_images=1 duration=slow gallery_width=617 gallery_height=437 thumbs_width=100 thumbs_height=100 sG_start=1 sG_loop=1 sG_loopThumbs=1 sG_clickable=1 sG_opacity=40 sG_area=200 sG_scrollSpeed=2 sG_autoScroll=1 sG_aS_stopOnOver=1 sG_diashowDelay=0 sG_followImages=1 sG_responsive=1 ]
When I started this second piece, I had in my mind a precise idea of what I wanted to achieve – a very different mindset than the one I usually begin a painting with. It was strange, but powerful. I had expected that, if I started with a fixed idea, the process of painting or making the work would be less of an adventure of discovery, but I was wrong – the work still unfolded in its own way – and fast. it had its own energy and its own momentum and I felt totally connected with the process, but still not totally in control (the last thing I want is to be totally in control). When I stepped back from it to look and really take in the final result, it surprised me and made me smile – I love that moment!
So, I’m now excited to begin the next series of work and experiment further with different mindsets going into the journey of each piece.
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