Today I changed the theme and title for my blog from simply “powering my soul” to “from the crayon box to powering my soul.” I made this change, after much deliberation, because my art is all about color, color chaos. I have always described myself as a visual person, even my love of murder mysteries on audio is an extension of this because every fictional character I read about comes to life visually in my mind as I listen.
With my art, I explore my favorite bright, jewel-toned colors as well as stretch outside the norm and try unexpected colors… I actually force myself to work with pastels as I am loud and think my use of color reflects that. I also updated my About Me page to include the following favorite quote:
“Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always. I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.” – Paul Klee, Swiss artist
As I work with acrylic paint, acrylic liquid inks, watercolor crayons, watercolor markers, color spray mists, et. al. I go through a lot of paper towels wiping off, cleaning up and simply absorbing excess color. I used these paper towels as the background for a canvas based on Klee’s quote. Above is how the painting started and below is the completed piece.