Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Which Way is UP??
Most days I'm asking myself that question...which way is up?...Which way do I go?...And where am I going? I usually end up going in circles.
NOW, I'm asking you guys to tell me--Which way is up with this painting...
I did this painting week before last after I found out that someone wanted to buy our horse.I knew we should sell her but I love her and my daughter really loves her so it was a tough decision. Lately when I'm frustrated I drop whatever art thing I'm working on and grab a canvas and started slopping paint all over it. Makes me feel alot better.Especially if I'm not trying to 'make' anything. Just globbing on paint randomly and wildly. This painting evolved over several days. The first layer was done with my fingers..that's right, as in finger painting. And it felt wonderful.
Wasn't excited about the outcome but the process felt good.
So the above/below painting is the final outcome.
The original title due to my emotions over the horse was "My Soul Bleeds", then I decided to rename it "Emotions Run Deep".
NOW my dilemma is when I was photographing it (with the old crappy camera whose battery is held in with a rubber band!) I photographed it upside down and I REALLY
LIKE IT BETTER! See below.. Now I'm thinking the title should be "Red Sky at Night".
Let me know your opinions.
I guess depending on the mood I can switch the painting back and forth on the wall.