Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Art for the day- Just keep swimming

Just keep swimming
30" x 24"x2"
Acrylics
Close up
Just keep swimming
Acrylics

30" X 24" X 2"

Really rich red, with gold bubbles.
Finished sides, ready to hang.
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Here is the quote I was reading while doing the work:
The term ideal, herein is not used in the sense of an abstract, unattainable perfection; but rather it means a worthy goal that has promise of attainment through appropriate efforts. The gap between where you are and where you desire to be creates a mental and emotional conflict, "a holy discontent" - often called stress in today's world. Normally the first response to stress is to mentally and emotionally run over the outward indications of the conflict - anger, fear, disappointment, resentment, embarrassment, or other such negative feelings. In doing this one's mind is trying to fill the gap between his expectation of what he desires and what actually exists.
Loyd J. Ericson
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This was my first work completed after a long dry spell last year. I remember how good it felt to just be at the easel again, and that I really am an artist...what else would I do? I can't even begin to imagine what my life would be like if I was Not living up to my own inner potential. I am an artist, it's what I do.
Art...it's what's for dinner.
:)
Have a good one,

Heather

10 comments:

Cynthia said...

Yayyy!!! I love it - the color, energy and overall vibrancy of the piece. ((HMBT))

HMBT said...

Thanks Cynthia...it was a practice in not thinking! Woop, woop!

Kathy Holmes said...

I agree - love the color and the energy. Would really brighten up a NW winter. :)

Pavel said...

I wish I had something original to add to what was already said, but I think they said it best; there's this energy, perhaps a mad or intense energy (maybe because of the red"ish" color?) that has a frantic feel to it.

My daughter, who has a good eye (and is great at looking at clouds and finding shapes) said that it look like there was a face in the middle. Actually, I saw it too as soon as she said it; two eyes, a nose and mouth, and the two lines above the mouuth highlight the cheeks. lol...

HMBT said...

Thanks Pavel! I see the face now too. :) I tried to do this work with no thinking, and just what attracted me to the moment...it was a good excersise.
Thanks again. :)

BlueJude said...

Absolutely LOVE IT! LOve the color and the organic feel while still being quite modern and edgy.

San said...

Heather, you just took a dive into that painting and you just kept swimming across that gap...The warmth of it--water whose depths are infused with sunshine.

HMBT said...

Thanks San!

Celebration of Life said...

"Just Keep Swimming" is a great survival theme! Sometimes I have to tell my self, "just keep going" and now I will say, "just keep swimming!" LOL

HMBT said...

Yup, just like in Nemo...just keep swimming!