Colors In Flight Composition 2: What The Future Holds
Sometimes frustration and a healthy dose of restless boredom leads to the kind of experimentation we always told ourselves we wanted to do on a good day, but couldn’t be bothered.
The weekend I created these small paintings on paper, I was so tired I just didn’t know what to do with myself.
I noticed a small piece of paper I had smeared paint on as I was cleaning my brush and I reached over to pick it up, but it had paint on it.
I accidentally painted my thumb!
Trying hard not to curse out of frustration, I lazily grabbed some heavy weight paper created specifically for mixed media work and smeared my acrylic covered thumb on it.
The small thumb jab dried quickly before I committed to taping off the edges of the paper in anticipation of a finished piece.
I used direct and indirect applications of paint to produce ten small paintings on paper that evening and following afternoon.
This sudden explosion of creativity helped me to plan the series of large, narrow paintings I am currently finishing utilizing the same methods.
Here are a couple of examples from the completed series.
Colors In Flight Composition 3: The Age of Maturity
Colors in Flight Composition 5: All Things Coming Together