"An Afternoon With NPR" 24" x 36" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
This is a piece I did about 4 years ago as I was listening to National Public Radio on Saturday afternoon when they were doing an afternoon of classical music. I just had this huge urge to prepare some colors and use a small brush to paint those marks on that dark canvas. I can't explain it any other way. I do not even know the music which was playing, and I don't even normally turn on the radio!
What made me think of this? If you read this blog, you probably know I have started a series based on music. This work is approached in a very different way, though. It is a lot more planned and there is a particular path through the process of these particular new canvases. And it is important to interject my series work with things I just feel like doing. In addition, I am working on two series at one time! With my little studio, there is a lot of painting and waiting going on at this house. So when I am waiting...I visit you!
Now, here are my questions for you! What is your approach with your work? Do you have to have a plan or prefer to fly by the seat of your pants? Do you work on lots of things at one time or just one at a time? Do you sometimes put aside the work to do creative things just because you want to do them, even if they have nothing to do with your current "project"? Is there anything else that moves you forward? As always I am eager to hear what you have to share.
Have a Very Beautiful Monday!
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