Green Painting

By March 6, 2019 Art

Green Things.

Before we got this latest snowstorm, I was out in my yard looking around in the brown mulch for any sign of spring. Only a few tattered daffodil tips.

I’m tired of the cold and I’m so thirsty for green things. I thought you might be too.

So, today I want to share this green painting with you. Well, it’s not totally green…but you get the idea.

I started it last spring and by summer it was leaning into blue. Then, sometime in October, it started to glow yellow.

Next, things got green…very green.

Cosmic Lace

At some point, while working on it I remember thinking about sound moving through the universe. It felt like a cascade, one thing leading to another. 

Gradually, it began to take on this lace-like quality. A few of my recent paintings have this “laciness.” I’ve got more work to share soon.

I’d been thinking of calling the whole group of them something like “cosmic lace.” Then someone on Instagram used the phrase “cosmic adornment.” And…now I’m thinking that’s a beautiful idea.

Anyways, I’m hoping a name comes to me. If you have any thoughts feel free to let me know.

Letting it go.

I’ve really loved working on this one. It has been easy to follow its flow. It seemed to always know where it was going. Honestly, that doesn’t happen very often when working or in life. So, it was really nice:)

Yesterday, I felt it sort of let go. It’s was the subtlest sensation. A little like that feeling you have when you are just about to wake up from a dream.

I think that means I might have finished. I’ll let it dry and give it a good long stare to be sure.

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”
– Pedro Calderon de la Barca

ps.

That day I was searching in the mulch, I decided to snap some branches to try to force inside.

I’ve tried to do this a bunch of times before and it never works! But, this time…oh, those little leaves are going to get me through till April when the whole world explodes in green.

Till then stay warm and thanks for following along with my art:)

pps.

(If you are wondering, they are lilac branches)

Siobhan

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