"Walkin Bear", Oil on canvas, 24x18, $540
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"Do you think that when Rembrandt was painting, he
stood there with a brush in his hand thinking, "Okay,
I wonder what my next brushstroke is going to be. If
I put it there then it may clash with that. I'm not quite
sure, but maybe two more centimeters to the right,
let's measure it. It might look better over . . ."
Creativity arises out of the state of thoughtless presence
in which you are much more awake than when you are
engrossed in thinking." Eckhart Tolle
For those of you following both of my blogs please
excuse my posting the same painting. I try not to.
However, the process by which this painting was
created was a spiritual experience for me and
therefore belonged on this blog. I had been trying
(the operative word) to finish a painting for a week
now that has been sitting on my easel. Saturday I
just stepped up to it and finished it. I was very peaceful
and my mind was quiet as I picked up a canvas covered
in paint that was no where near to being a painting. I
just started applying paint, mostly tinted whites and
didn't think about it. In a very short period of time I
had finished this painting. I have been trying (again the
operative word) for as long as I have been an artist to do
abstract figurative work to no avail. This painting just
arrived because I was as much in a state of no mind as
I attain at this point in my development (which I am
thrilled to experience).
Now the challenge will be to approach the next canvas with
emptiness, rather than expectations and fears that the
abstract/figurative work will, or will not, appear again.