Images of trees have captivated me for many years. Trees remind us that when reaching toward the heavens, we have an advantage if we are strongly grounded. Realizing that my life improves and that I can achieve much more, when embracing the aliveness of being in a human body, I connect my awareness to the Earth. It is about having our physical awareness with Mother Earth, as we send our dreams toward Father Sky.
This collage began with thin acrylic washes on tin foil...a technique creating luminescence. Upon this background I added transfers and oil glazes. It pleases me to see the layers of process peeking through and I am enjoying the textures and subtle hits of color. Recycling workshop demos around the studio helps me clean up my space!
I am contemplating doing a small daily painting like my good friend Dawn Chandler does. (www.TaosDawn.com) This endeavor might help me with my tendency toward procrastination. My procrastination originates from a perfectionistic nature....so I am thinking a discipline of "small scale" production would keep my brush active. Being a rebel...as soon as I consider a "rule" about small, daily paintings; I want more than anything to do a large scale, long-term painting!!!
What shall I focus on? Landscape, abstracts, botanicals, collage? See my website: www.JoanFullerton.com and offer me your opinions.
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