While I enjoyed a previous painting I had done, I decided to take drastic action and paint over it. I needed to let loose so threw paint on this canvas time and time again (good therapy actually) until I saw this field of flowers begin to emerge. I have included in the pictures below a quick cartoon that explains the painting much better than my words possibly could.
I love throwing paint on the canvas and seeing what happens and what I see in amongst the mess. I then paint out what I see. It is a fun process and forces me to think creatively. This painting is on unstretched canvas so will require a frame 21 x 29.7 cm
I love doing splatter paintings, where I just create by throwing and pressing and then let it dry and see what the painting wants to be. At the time of doing this my son (I would read some with him) was reading Anh Doh’s , “The Happiest Refugee”: I was really taken by this book and the hope it was filled with. Anh and his family left Vietnam under terrible and trying circumstances, but they made a great life here and our country is better off for having him here. When I painted my splatter painting, all I could see was these refugees, or this journey, from pain and difficulty towards hope. 101.6 x 101.6 cm
During the school holidays DS9 requested to paint with me, so we did another splatter painting together 🙂 DS11 said, “no I don’t want to”, but I made him come and watch at least and guess what: DS 11 soon joined in the fun. These paintings start off as completely abstract, lots of throwing paint and preparation, but then the colours and shapes are developed into what I can see in the painting.