Thank you all so very much for the emails and comments for my healing. Mike has been reading them to me. I have been trying to stay off the PC as to not upset my eye. One good thing is that the black, blue and yellow are just about gone.
As most of you know this year I am learning and trying to paint abstractly. LOL is that a word? You get my meaning. I did this because I am soooooo Asymmetrical that it is scary. I figured that I could create abstract to loosen up a bit. At first it was a fight. Then, I did some reading on the history of abstract art. Many think you just stand back and throw paint on a canvas, and some people do just that. However, there is a method, a beginning a middle and an end to an abstract piece. There is opposites such as movement and stillness, objects and non object, depth and shallowness, and with all of this there is color. But there is even more..... there is EMOTION. I know that paintings and art in general are suppose to evoke emotion but I believe that abstract can pull at every heartstring. Can fill us so that a mere stroke of a paint brush can bring a tear from what ever we are feeling.
I have been reading about the abstract artists of more than a century ago to present, and it is the artists of the 1940/50s that bring me home.
"Abstract Expressionism developed in America in 1940s and 1950s. The name evokes their aim which was to make abstract art that was also expressive or emotional in its effect. They were inspired by the Surrealist idea that art should come from the unconscious mind. The Abstract Expressionists were mostly based in New York City, and also became known as the New York School."
Art should come from the unconscious mind. I love that!
This paragraph was taken from the Art Republic web site and the rest of the history lesson is there
So from my unconscious mind and painting one eye'd
Skating on Ice
I will try to get to all of your posts but if I don't it is because of the eye.
Thank you to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday and giving all of us a place to show our art and make some good friends.
Honor and integrity in art, in life.