Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Meditation, Abstract Painting, and Possibilities

"When I'm painting, I'm not aware of what I'm doing. It's only after a get acquainted period that I see what I've been about." Jackson Pollock
Abstract Painting
This is a portion (maybe a third) of an abstract painting I worked on a couple of weeks ago. Very vivid colors, including gold which doesn't always photograph well. I believe I may be working on a series of this kind of abstract, as half a dozen more along this line sit in my studio. I'm in the "get acquainted" phase that Pollock mentions, and am discovering the meanings for me.

"You begin with the possibilities of the material."Robert Rauschenberg

Sunday Meditation
This so inspiring well done video is worth viewing. It was created and is copyrighted by Elia Saikaly in an attempt to share the spirit of a man who carried a message of hope and understood life. Sean Egan died on a Mt Everest climb in 2005 living a dream. Sean said "How sad it is, for a man to grow old and not know the beauty and strength of which the body is made. Your soul and the body function together." He encourages us to live in our bodies, enjoy and appreciate our environment, as he did in a grand fashion.

What had promised to be a very busy packed week, instead became a week of rest, contemplation, tea and soup. I am finally feeling over my flu today, it's time move about, go for a walk, maybe enjoy the hummingbirds in our yard feeders from outdoors instead of from behind the windows and look forward to the possiblities of spring coming.


Anonymous said...

I'm impressed by all the media and directions that you are pursuing. I especially like your sketchbook. I have done several over the years and considered entering that exhibit but I thought they were going to assign a theme to me. Is it an annual event?

HeartFire said...

That particular Sketchbook Project was a one time project, but the Art-House Coop has quite a few others that are always coming up, it's good to take a look at their site now and again. Last year, I participated in a "Self-Portrait" challenge, very fun, and in the end I got a wonderful little published book with all the participating artists self-portraits, very cool. I've evolved from watercolors & sketching, and plain sewing from early years. Now I enjoy constantly experimenting in various media with a goal to integrate various techniques into mixed media, very challenging.