Sunday, July 1, 2012

continuing in the abstract

In a recent post, "becoming Brave HeArted" I wrote how "i'm trying to be brave enough to listen  to the voice that's deep inside trying to get out, not to hold back and be safe.... & as i do, i see my art getting more expressive, bolder and more abstract!" here's my next piece.....

This mixed media painting is on the large side for me, 6x6 inches, box canvas with 1 1/2 in deep sides that are painted.
I re-learned  an important lesson the hard way with this one.  When i first did this, my heart was pounding wildly at how perfectly the painting captured my vision, and then i did what i told myself i would never do again.... i thought  "what if i add...."; and it wasn't bad, but then i had to add to that, and then by my third addition i hated it.
So after kicking myself, i started fresh & when my heart was happy once more i STOPPED! :)
i just hope i don't fall off the wagon & start doing the "what ifs" again!

And on a side note  Peggy Gatto was having a "Garden Cross Give-Away" and i was one of the winners!  What a wonderful way to kick start July!!  Thank you Bunches Peggy!!! :D

4 comments:

  1. I think you stopped at the right place - your painting is stunning!

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  2. thanks for your visit - i participate in lots of the same challenges (IA, etc) so am your newest follower so I can keep up with all the beautiful things you make. i'm loving the abstract mode you're in. i love mail art too and received some beauties from the IA swap - looking forward to the next one.

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  3. This is beautiful!

    It is hard to learn to listen to that voice that says STOP!!!
    You will get the hang of it, someday I'm sure.

    Me? I still need a swift kick in the rear from time to time lol

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  4. I love the texture and the depth this has! Even though it's abstract, I feel as if I am peeking into a peaceful enchanted scene with a beautiful lake.

    I know what you mean about knowing (or not knowing) when to stop :)

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