We went to a Mustache/Beard club meeting in Hollywood today and I got slightly shnockered. It was a lovely way to spend our Saturday afternoon. We came back home, ate dinner, and then I got this crazy buzzed desire to paint but to work on something that wouldn’t require intense concentration, like my commissions would.
I painted this canvas panel orange-y melon colored with the intention of it going in possible different directions, and then decided to go with a landscape from the photos I took in the redwood forest.
A classmate of ours named Javonte brought in a sort of seaside city scape with large amounts of hot pink showing through the painted areas. I was so inspired by the effect. I really wanted to work on a painting that wouldn’t require much precision or long term concentration.
I would like to think that something like this is just one of my first attempts at painting a bit more fearlessly. I liked the experience of painting on top of the melon color and letting the mistaken areas or the areas of imperfection show through. I’m always so rigid and compulsive about my painting and I don’t always want to be like that.
I have my four concentrations in my paintings. I think the fifth one will be to paint with fearlessness.
I’ll take a better picture of it tomorrow or at some point in the not so distant future when it’s dry enough to hang on the wall.