Connections

Connections

Monday, February 9, 2015

Number 16 and the title is The Intensity of Shared Memories

This painting I decided to do what I mentioned in the previous post. I decided to just let the spirit move me and go with whatever comes out. I was considering the conversations I had with my son while I stayed with him. There were some exchanges that were difficult. We had some serious conversations. I do believe that as we change in life we can hear something we have heard many times and it will mean something different at some point. I don't think it's a for sure thing just a sometime thing. No matter what I remember and felt about things of long ago it will never change my sons memory and feelings about those same events. He was able to be aware of things he was holding on too and this was interesting to witness. I couldn't stop thinking about shared memories. People see and experience one event and have different results or feelings or outcomes. This is what I considered while painting. I am drawn to the contrast of color and how intense the lime green looks next to the red. The dots of color are strong and they feel more intense against a darker background. Opposing colors that look as intense as those shared memories. They scream to be noticed. The dots of different colors compete with each other. This painting feels loud with bright colors. I like looking at it but maybe it's like being in a room with loud noise, you can only take so much. Life has it's moments of intensity, that's the idea. Taking a walk down memory lane can be like an explosion of color. It certainly is a big pop of color which we can all use from time to time or tolerate or like or maybe in just the right places or once in a while. It certainly makes for a colorful life. It certainly made a colorful painting.

Thanks for coming over to read about my work. I think I like one of the comments in my last post that there are no 100 day's police that will come and cart me off to daily painting prison haha.. but it's a plan and if I give myself too much leeway I might put too much time in between. For now I'm going to relax a bit and do 100 paintings. This is number 16 and if you would be interested in owning this one please contact me at iwilldream4ever@aol.com. The price is $116 and it is larger then most of the others. Roughly 16 x 18 on a wood panel. Thanks again .. have a great day.

4 comments:

  1. Now I'm thinking about fireworks - or maybe a wonderful under-the-sea creature floating through the ocean, peaceful.

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    1. Thanks Mary Anne .. it's a fun one .. :)

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  2. Really enjoying your art work and have become a new follower. This one is a favorite for me.

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  3. Yep. No two people see an event the same way. Even our own perceptions can change over time. Taking a walk down memory lane can also be murky with only a spot of muted colors here and there. That's how my recent walks have been. Take care.

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