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Swimming in Abstract Ideas

“Heart on Fire”, 12 x 12″ oil on canvas, work in progress that may or may not be finished.

Moving to the mountains has changed everything. My frame of mind being the biggest change, which in turn changes everything around me. The quiet is the most powerful change. At first it was wonderful, then I found I could hear my ears ringing, then it was wonderful again. Every time we visit Albuquerque, about once a month, I am reminded of this difference between the city and the country. You get used to it. Even quiet isn’t totally quiet. We still have neighbors who use their saw or lawnmowers at 7am. They are just farther away. Spend a couple of nights in the city and the peaceful quiet returns.

“Be the Light”, 12 x 12″ oil on canvas, finished yesterday.

My art is changing. It’s a natural progression. Nothing is static, especially art. Now that I spend my days feeling more centered and grounded than ever before in my life, I don’t need my art to center and ground me. The mandala art served that purpose.

"The Eye Sees", 12 x 12" oil on canvas, work in progress

“The Eye Sees”, 12 x 12″ oil on canvas, work in progress

I’m still figuring out exactly what the change looks like. I’m playing, searching, experimenting. I’ve always wanted my art to be more abstract, less representational. That is the direction I FEEL I’m headed, but then I find myself out on a hike and daydreaming of painting a landscape.

"In the Valley", 12 x 12" oil on canvas, work in progress

“In the Valley”, 12 x 12″ oil on canvas, work in progress

Some of the abstracts I’ve been playing with feel like landscapes. Maybe the new direction is abstract landscapes? I’m going to go with the flow and see where it takes me. After almost 30 years as an artist, I’ve learned this is the best way to move forward. Art isn’t something I do consciously. Art does me. lol. You know what I mean? Art comes THROUGH me, from some higher place. My job is to get out of the way and let it flow.

Untitled abstract work in progress

Untitled abstract work in progress

Vacation over, REALLY this time!

I guess it’s just been one of those summers. After having my studio time interrupted over and over again, I decided to extend my vacation from my art studio. It’s not as if I’m not working at all. Still have Chroma Studios to run, which has basically been taking up most of my time this summer. In addition to all types of personal events and issues, like working on house projects in preparation to sell our house.

Anyway, finally, today….I’m baaaaack! 🙂 I have made a new commitment to spending at least 8 hours a day in my studio, working on my art and art related activities. Sometimes I just need to break away from the art and recharge my creative batteries, so to speak. I am really excited about getting back to painting! I am considering going back to my landscapes. Actually, not really back, because I have some ideas for a different, more abstract, landscape style.

Perfect Love original oil on board

“Perfect Love”, 22 x 16″ oil on board, abstract landscape, $400

I painted a couple of these last year and a couple of years ago and looking back now, I’m ready to expand on that style and turn it into a series.

First off though, I’m finishing up the “All About Love” series I started at the beginning of the summer.

In the meantime, I’ve just posted my art auction for this week, “Winter Day”. I’m anticipating the cooler days ahead and looking forward to it!

Winter Day original oil painting on canvas board

“Winter Day”, 8 x 8″ oil on canvas board, starting bid $20