I can't really describe why I love painting so much. I think it's the making of something out of nothing. I love getting up close to a painting and maybe being able to take a glimpse inside the mind of the artist.. seeing how they were able to put a little piece of magic inside that work of art. I think maybe that is what I a chase by making art and trying to find that little speck of everything and put it inside a painting.
I remember the first time I saw a Jackson Pollock painting (the splatter guy-the picture below), I always thought that's not art- how easy is it to splat some paint on a painting? Well I can go on an tell you a ton of facts but none of it matters unless you go and see it. I can't even describe the moment that I walked into the Museum and saw one of his larger works and it was almost like everything was sucked out of the room. His work is about the energy that was put into the painting. That is all that really matters even though I have often wondered if there is a hidden aquatic scene underneath the splatter.
I love being an artist but I didn't even step foot into an art museum until I was over 18 and that was because my family growing up really wasn't into art. I painted all in my tweens and teens and used my allowance to buy canvas and art supplies, but never really thought about it. I just made it.
I think out of all the years of me showing my art work, my parents have only been to only 1 art show. I'm a grown up (I am I promise lol) and I understand that my parents won't ever really understand what I do. They are great parents but they just don't understand. I often think about how I felt when I did that first painting a really connected with. I think about the paintings and special moments that I can see the little hint of sparkle- and I love looking for that possibility.
photos courtesy of pinterest
PS I'll show you tomorrow some sneak peaks of some of the paintings I have been working on. I would show you more often but a lot of the work I am working on is under top secret orders. :)