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.
I created this original oil painting in 1999. I wanted to make a painting that expressed an exquisite feeling of solitude, but instead I think I made a painting that is about a figure in harmony with her environment. Available as a giclee print.
My original painting "Higher Vibration" is a very textured, beautiful original painting that evolved slowly as I scumbled colors over colors. 36x18 inches, 1.5 inch deep heavy duty canvas.
This is the third in my "Coming Alive" series. We all have times in our lives where we feel less than full force, when we lose our mojo or become depressed. In my experience, there is always an upside to these experiences. It may not be fun while it's happening, but when we find our way out of these dips and feel the life force once again surging through our being and our bodies, well that is the best, my favorite thing. I've had many of these experiences through the years and like to always remember that this is why we have down times, so that we can appreciate being up.
Sally Trace - My life and adventures in the art making business.