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Monday, January 09, 2017

Mixed Media (new series)~ 1st update



I did something I've never done before. I worked on four paintings simultaneously and this is the result. I cut four pieces of HP watercolor paper and simply started in tearing and gluing papers at random, adding paint and gesture marks...whatever each piece seemed to need...and I don't know when I've had so much fun. Pure enjoyment. This is the feeling I want when I create. This is what I've been searching for. I may have found my new direction. I did catch myself early on starting to judge and become overly critical but I quickly put the kibosh on it. It surprised me how easily I was able to shut down those negative thoughts.

3 comments:

Meera Rao said...

And you now have four very different beautiful paintings!

cecile graven said...

I love all four of them Billy :) And I am happy for you that you have refound the fun of painting :)

Billie Crain said...

Thank you both and yes, I'm thrilled to feel that old excitement again.