21 X 30 Watercolor on paper
This is one of my early non-objective paintings. There is a bit of confusion about the definition of abstract versus non-objective. But for me non-objective more accurately describes my process since I am not trying to abstract shapes from a specific object, rather I am seeking spontaneous organic shapes while concentrating on color and composition. The name comes from the fact that it reminds me of when I was learning to fly over the fields of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.
This painting was donated to the Black Hat Foundation for their annual fundraiser 2015.
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In this painting I am trying to convey the strong sense that we live in trans-formative times. Perhaps it is the influence of all the chatter about the end of the Mayan calendar; but it seems to me that we are living in extraordinary times. People all over the world are voicing their needs in brave new ways while quantifying the big picture seems allusive.
This paper would make anyone want to paint or perhaps sing. Uncontrollable, the surface does not absorb water, it lies on the top and you must let go of thinking you are in control, allowing the paint to day where you first set it down. For anyone wanting to learn to “let go” this is the way. But with patience and a sure brush stroke you will get fabulous and fun results.
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