Thursday, August 27, 2009

Intoxicated with passion
...this is a painting I started 4 months ago and with moving my studio, setting up the new one, and all the chaos with summer vacation, I never finished it. A couple weeks ago I threw some more paint on it one late night but it still wasn't sure what it wanted to be.

Yesterday afternoon I revisited it and as I went to move some sticky collage elements, they lifted some of the paint off. I kind of liked it and so I decided to tear some more paint off. It appeared to be just white paper underneath which I found odd, but honestly I had painted and layered most of it so long ago that I didn't have a clue what was under there anymore. I then took some sandpaper and started to remove the paper, just to see what might be there...
what I found was all the music notes that you see appearing through the paint.

Thus teaching me its important to remove some of the surface layers in our lives to find the music and passions that we have buried underneath...and it sometimes requires sandpaper.


bassetbabies said...

I love this painting and the life lesson. Good luck with your work.

Caricature Girl said...

Thanks Mandy