Saturday, September 6, 2008

Intuitive Painting

No, I have not returned to painting right after I said I would focus on fiber for a couple months. I started this painting in a workshop this summer taught by the talented Jesse Reno .   Jesse works intuitively, letting the painting speak to him and evolve as he works.  We began by painting with our hands to get layers of background color down, and then started to see what images wanted to come out.  Using colored pencils and paint, we drew out images from the background.

I love working intuitively like that instead of starting with a preconceived notion of what a piece will be.  I'm including this now because it is an inspiration point for where I want to go with my fiber work.  I know I want my pieces to be looser, more raw somehow, originating from within, but I'm not quite sure how that translates into fabric.   So this is here to remind me of the direction I want to move in, even if I'm not sure how to get there.

1 comment:

purple bird art said...

I really like this, Robin - abstract and definitive at the same time and so full of color - an inspiration to work more freely, which I have a hard time doing!