I had no intentions as I sat down to paint one day this week. I simply allowed my brush to grab globs of paint and stroke it onto the canvas. I played with thick texture, smoothed it out, then let it build again. I allowed my emotions to flow with the brush, with the colors.
Not surprisingly, the final piece looks nothing like where I began.
Here’s the first direction I went.
Detail of the thick textures and bold colors that emerged. Detail of the midway point of the journey. Detail of the turning point. A new color palette has emerged. Completed painting. This painting journey took me from one place to another mentally and emotionally. It is amazing what beauty can unfold when we simply allow.