Dreams and Travels
There are some abstract paintings that come to me from the music I am listening to at the time of painting. There are others that come from something I have seen that aroused in me a deep feeling that I wanted to share. Yet again there are others that seem to paint themselves. I see the paint tubes and feel drawn to certain ones. The palette chosen, the painting takes a life of its own.
The more I think about this the more I realise this to be true for me, most of the time. The one constant in all of my abstracts is the desire to convey mood and feeling.
This painting is one that falls into the latter of these three. I had painted using this palette a few days earlier and that painting had stirred some interest and had sold on the day I painted it. It seems that this palette was speaking to something within, so I went with it again.
There was no music this time, just an idea of some thoughts I had been having in one of those moments in the middle of the night, when you are half awake and half asleep.
This abstract has already been commented on by a few friends and I have been interested in the thoughts and ideas. They seem to fall into two differing ideas. I will not say any more about that , because I never want to impose my, or others thoughts on the abstract.
At present I am on holiday among my mountains, well not mine, but some of the mountains I love. I always have much time to think while running. My thoughts have been much on the number of people who have asked me about abstracts. Some who are trying them for the first time, others who, have painted before but like the idea of tying them to music and feelings.
I am thinking that maybe I will try to gather my thoughts together and along with some descriptions of my painting process produce a small document on the topic of, Abstract Painting With Feeling. Would love you thoughts on this.