This large piece was started by drawing a series of circles and shapes in an interesting pattern on the canvas. I was thinking about the final image this time. With the basic shape done, I started adding in color, removing lines here, adding texture there, etc. After a while, I had a rough idea of what it would look like.
Over the next few weeks of painting, faces and other things appeared and disappeared until I finally said enough was enough! I don’t know what to do next! Painting can be frustrating at times, especially when you don’t understand your piece. That’s why an artist should have many canvases in the works at the same time! If you’re discouraged by something, put it away and work on another piece. I guess the title really says it all!
My friend wrote a poem for this painting:
Mother Told Me There Would Be Days Like These
(in the process
on that ground
in that air
"are you alright?"
filled up to full
no negotiating these
you there in