Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Awkward Teenage Phase

Puberty isn't pretty.

Feet are too big for the body.

Arms and elbows knock over everything.

We pray for grace.

But there's all kinds of acting out.

There's a stage in a painting when things seem a bit out of control. We are there. I am pushing and pulling everything at the same time, working all over the painting. Development is uneven. We're making that jump from pure abstraction and pattern to the detail that suggests realism. Values will become more important. In art that means light and dark (In life and teenagerness, you're on your own.). So the piece is not purely one thing or the other right now. I like those spaces in between. Those patterns. So you'll see some of them masquerading as visuals hints, suggesting the real thing. The larger elements and their appendages will be refined, grow into themselves so to speak. So there's lots of work to be done, but we are well over the halfway mark. We don't want to tame the beast, just make it, hm...socially acceptable.

Now, I need a muse. Ah yes, Christopher Walken...my weapon of choice.(even if they won't let me embed it.)

Yes. Let's go Brush. We have some refining to do.


Kelly said...


There is a crazy spot at the bottom of "feet to big for the body" and "acting out" that is going to be The Place to look when it all comes together. My eye is fixed on it and waiting to see it completed.

Love how this is going.

Awkward teenage years are (were!) great.



ParisBreakfasts said...

LOVE the lush lavenders sprouting here.
So rare to see true cobalt violet taking center stage..

Janice C. Cartier said...

@ Kelly- I love that spot. Not taming it too much. It is that where the wild things are mystery to me.

@PB- You know I love that color. The next piece is going to be a total hommage to it I do believe. Thanks.