A bit of prose came to me while I was painting in silence with no music, no audiobook, no TV. I figured I'd better write it down before someone else does
Color is a Language
Sometimes it’s clear and succinct; sometimes it’s thick and muddy
Sometimes it’s thin and wispy and floats through the air, sometimes it sets up like concrete
Sometimes it’s sacred, sometimes profane
Sometimes it’s pure and delicate like a toddler in a pinafore
Sometimes it’s a drag queen at 3 AM walking to their car.
Sometimes it’s the cold light of day; sometimes the warm fire of sunset.
Sometimes it’s earth, churning it’s refuse into rich, life-giving nutrients,
Sometimes it’s light through a prism revealing its glorious bands of rainbow.
I have a new painting titled "Lifting Clouds" and it's a nice companion piece to "Higher Vibration". Both painting are vertical, textured and painted on 18x36 inch canvases that are 1.5 inches deep. The textures are different, "Lifting Clouds" has an impasto texture made with a palette knife, and the sides are finished with smooth brushwork. "Harmonic Vibrations" has a surface created from acrylic mediums and sand, and this texture is continued around the sides. Both paintings have a similar compositional approach with elements from my "Points of Light" series of paintings, and both have an upward movement with lighter colors. The whiter colors move through the chromatic passages like clouds of bright dust in a Nebula. "Vibration" is more on the surface with denser whites and tiny geometric forms that anchor the viewer on the surface, "Clouds" has more suggestion of depth as the clouds move in front of and behind each other.
Here is a video of the two side by side.
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