Contemporary colorful paintings of fun and figures.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Figuratively Speaking - Spring Bouquet
11"x14" oil on canvas, $350
OK so this is not a figure...lets see if I can make a connection, because of course, that is what it is all about. There is a quote in the Bible that speaks about not worrying, just asking, that goes something like this....the flowers in the field don't work and yet King Solomon wasn't dressed this good. So, if we make the assumption that God dressed the flowers and he takes care of our needs too...that sort of associated flowers with the figure of a person. I may be stretching this one a bit, but there is an importance in making the connection and it does seem to be the point of almost everything. My paintings have little meaning without the connection...without someone who is moved by them. I get something out of it too, in the making of it. I feel meditative, which is good for my soul. I feel struggle, concentration, problem solving, and discovery which is all good for my brain. I feel the "zone" which is good for tapping into that creative power bigger than all of us put together. However, without the connection to others, there is no purpose in finishing them. When they are successful, it taps something in many and gives them joy. That is enough for me ultimately.....but of course....in the short term, it is also my livelihood and I did put a price on it....so I guess I also want to sell it. Oh well, so much for lofty ideals....Go Figure!