While painting I can start out stressed, but after an hour I’m in the right frame of mind. I can paint for several days and then I will put those finished abstracts away. Keeping my colorful modern paintings out of view for awhile help me in many ways. I can look at the paintings later with a fresh perspective and clearly see which canvases are finished and which need more work.
I think everyone can benefit from doing something they really enjoy just for themselves. I didn’t think of painting as a career at first, just as a form of stress relief. The feeling I get from painting stays with me and I can leave my frustrations behind in my studio.
The abstract painting Spring Pushing Through Winter Ice shown above is a textured acrylic with thick blue and green paint with accents of yellow, red and orange. The winter snow melts, but there is still a thin layer of ice encasing the new spring growth. As the sun grows warmer the ice breaks leaving winter behind. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24".