Wednesday, January 15, 2014

"Products of A Busy Mind", abstract mixed media painting by Sharon Lynn Williams

"Products Of A Busy Mind", 12 x 12" collage and acrylic
$575 framed, click here to purchase

Finally, new work!! This painting began as an abstract collage in shades of grey, black and white, but I just cannot paint without colour, so I added some papers painted with my favorite colour Quinacridone Gold (I still have some of the original formulation). I varied the temperature of the black by using cool Paynes Grey for some and warmer Carbon black for others. All the papers in this are hand painted by moi. Somewhere along the line, I detected what could be a profile of a face, liked that direction and then it was smooth sailing from there. Once I have an idea of where a piece is going, it is much easier to make the decisions that are needed to bring it to a finish.

Once the faces made their way into the work, I decided to send the painting to the jury for the travelling ASA exhibit this year, and sadly, I just found out that it was rejected. That hurt, and for a few minutes I was really feeling bad about my art, and myself in general -you know how it is... It lasted for about half an hour and then got blasted away by my wonderful friends who cheered me up on Facebook. I'm afraid that I am not very objective about my own work, especially when it is newly birthed. All babies are beautiful -just ask any new mother!!

Onward and upward (I hope) -Enjoy!
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Sue Marrazzo said...

I REALLY LIKE this...The gray and golds are awesome!

Renee Dowling said...

I hope they told you why the art was rejected. Maybe they already had too many abstract pieces?

This piece provokes thought and is I catching. By posting it here, you are showing the whole world. Not many people will get to see the exhibition, unless they are lucky enough to be at the right places, so you win!

Thanks for sharing. I am currently exploring multimedia, and now I have some more ideas! Thanks, again?