Just Breathe

30" x 30"

Mixed media, acrylic, and molding paste on canvas

2018

 

30" x 30"

Mixed media, acrylic, and molding paste on canvas

2018

 

This is the second piece that started in Mid August of 2018 and  I finished on October 15, 2018.

 

Just Breathe, is one of those paintings that started out as one idea but then during the process of trying to make it happen brought me back to myself. It taught me some valuable lessons about what I can do and can't do in the studio. The vision I had was clear but the materials just wouldn’t give. I spent an endless amount of time sampling and exploring the idea of replicating polished fire agate that I envisioned as a surface and texture. I found myself back into the experimenting realm for too long. After so many attempts I was forced to rethink my intentions.  

 

I was given a choice to keep experimenting with the piece an unfinished. Or step back and just breathe and go back to the basics of art making and what I love about it. Just Breathe was the remembering of the texture that softened me that brought me to my awakening as an artist.

 

 

Click on the images to see the story of how this piece came to be