Out of the Dark
48 x 12 Acrylic on canvas painting
I am an Art Addict! I am addicted to painting!
What is it about us artists? We get more joy from someone ‘getting’ and loving our work than the money! Don’t get me wrong I love the money because it does support my habit after all! It isn’t a cheap habit, this need to express me!
I sold this piece this morning! I want to shout it from the rooftops! Not out of vanity or ego, but out of the pure joy of someone else getting the energy from my work and saying, I want it! Wrap it up!
I wonder if other kinds of artists feel that way. Does a musician get that same high when someone loves their song? It is a little different for a musician as they never loose the song. They get to share it and keep it! For a painter, or any other media art, you have to learn to let go and say good bye to your work. Hoping it finds a good home! Hoping the new owners treat it with care and love it always!
For me, every piece has my energy in it! A little piece of me that is embedded forever in the work, so when someone loves it, it feels like they love me! That may be a little twisted but, hey, it is my feeling!
I don’t even mind when people say ” nooooo I don’t like it”, because at least I am stirring something inside them and making them feel and think! Much better than an ho hum, oh very nice!
Art is all about perspective and how the piece stirs you! What stirs you, in my world of belief, is the energy within the painting!
My feathers are much loved, and I believe that is because they are a part of my spiritual journey that others, even realists, can identify and wrap themselves around! Who doesn’t love feathers? Soft swirling full of colour and movement! Full of my energy! Energy that will now look down on the new owner of “Out of the Dark” and hopefully bring them joy!
Colour me happy!