Thursday, February 10, 2011
I begin with paint on my walls.
I have paint on my walls. Everyone has paint on their walls, I suppose. My home has walls painted several different colors and our front room is washed in a nice pale sunny yellow, but that's not the kind of paint I'm talking about here. The yellow room is my studio where I set up an easel and just paint, large canvases with acrylic paint mostly. The walls are full of paintings I've finished and partially finished and paintings done by other artists as well. And, in the corner near my easel, there are splatters of color that did not make their way onto a canvas. Green, blue and red little spots that eventually should be covered up with the fresh sunny yellow to match the rest of the walls, someday. But for now, there is still paint on my wall. I've decided to leave it there because I like it. I see it and it says to me, "go ahead and paint some more...you already have paint on your wall. " If I cleaned it up, it would seem like I'm not free to make a mess. Not a good feeling for an artist. But, putting paint on a wall is a very good feeling. My goal with this blog is to share that with you. Enjoy the paint on my walls.