Thursday, March 10, 2011

painting is a statement of gratitude....


When you decide on a subject, you are choosing to celebrate something in paint. Whether it's a color or color combination, an outside view, a loved one, or a beautifully shaped piece of fruit...you're communicating.


 You're saying....

"I care about this."

"I appreciate this thing I'm painting....
I want to show you what I'm thinking
 and then maybe you'll care about it too.
"
A painting starts out as a monologue. You conversing with the paper or canvas, using paint as the language.

When you've said just enough to get your point across (not too much, mind you... just enough) then you're finished...you sign it, and you can invite others into the discussion. 


Sometimes, lets face it... it ends up a rather dull conversation.


But occasionally, your efforts spark a flood of communion and empathy.

We are grateful together.
 

Those are the golden moments and the thing that keeps me at it. How about you?

6 comments:

cathyswatercolors said...

This painting is another great one. Just love it. I believe that when i paint it is simply raw emotion. I become so emersed in the color on the page that i often forget the final product! ugh. Painting is,for me, a time of great peace and solitude. I noticed you don't have a workshop in the summer?

Lauren said...

Hi Cathy... thanks very much! Your method sounds FINE to me...Emotion shows through, whatever the thought process, or lack of one (hehehe). I have often been known to paint without a thought in my head! :)
I have one acrylic workshop scheduled in June... here's a link. I will probably will be adding more.(thanks for asking)
http://www.crystallakeartcenter.org/blog/acrylic-101%E2%80%A6beginning-painting-with-acrylic-lauren-everett-finn-june-14/
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Nice to hear from you... and I love the vibrant florals you've been painting! delish!

Leovi said...

Excellent abstractions

Lauren said...

Thanks very much, Leovi

Jean Burman said...

I sooo get this Lauren :-)

Thanks for reminding me about gratitude. Painting is such a solitary pursuit in the beginning that will hopefully be shared with the world at large. What a privilege it is to share.

Thanks for this lovely post!

Lauren said...

Jean... yes... sharing is a privilege... easy to forget that! thanks very much.

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