|"Untitled I" 21" X 29" acrylic on paper|
A friend had given me a couple of inflated exercise balls to try out as a desk "chair". I've just started using the smaller one to do passive reclining back stretches. When I'm doing a stretch, everything in view is "upside down". As I was stretching yesterday morning I looked back at a line of coats hanging in the entry and noticed a rather pleasant abstract composition created by the bottoms of the coats and the wall. I got my camera, took a photo, rotated it 180 degrees. Then I took a pen and drew the idea onto a 300# full sheet that was covered with paint from previous days. I made changes, of course, but I finally had an idea, a direction, a goal. The painting was completed in a matter of a couple hours, paint nearly mixing itself, happy accidents occurring all over the place.
|Coats as viewed from my exercise ball|
Now I have a plan forward, ideas to work from. How this will all fit together remains to be seen but at least I'm out of the mud, figuratively and literally speaking. Happy New Year.