When you find your muse where you least expect it, expect cool things to happen.
While I enjoyed seeing all of Hilma af Klint’s abstract paintings, I found the large-scale installation of The Ten Largest to be the most memorable. The sheer size and color of the works, which have been called radical for their time, triggered all sorts of emotional responses in me that included happiness and positive vibes. How could I capture that in any other way other than by observing my fellow visitors and recording their responses?
This is the third (and my favorite) painting from a series of views from the Guggenheim. Would that I saved the best for last. Art Appreciation is a continuation of the exploration to paint light, form and space with implied movement, and blurred and obscured edges. I discovered that the paint produced interesting granulations, especially the Daniel Smith greens and blues that I have recently started using. Af Klint stated that her work was not to be shown for 20 years following her death; I certainly intend to show these paintings soon.
There is one more coming, this time from MoMA. I will begin work on it shortly and I am very excited about it. It is filled with pink.
Arches cold press, 300 lb, 14.25″ x 20″