I think this was the painting I got the most excited about during my painting frenzy last week. Its the most minimalist abstract I’ve ever done and it taught me more than I expected at every stage. I love how the colors vibrate off of each other and disappear into each other at the same time. This painting along with several others are currently on display in the Kinetic Massage Works Studio in Houston Texas .
Layered Escape, 2015
36 x 36 in, acrylic on canvas
I’ve been severely slacking on my blog updates. So to make up for it prepare to be inundated for the rest of the week 🙂 . I have been really busy in the studio preparing for an upcoming solo show. This is one of my favorites partly because I love how fuzzy the left side is and I love the magenta peeking through here and there. I’m going to be working on some fun inexpensive pieces for my new Etsy store in time for the holidays, so as usual follow me here and on instagram @MightyKaci for updates!
36x36in acrylic on canvas
Excited to have a few pieces going up in the Conroe Art Show on Saturday September 26th at the
First Baptist Church of Conroe,
600 N Main, Conroe 77301
Open To the public from 2-4 pm.
How much time have I spent trying to “learn” how to paint or how to “be” an artist? Searching for the right teacher who will teach me exactly what I’m looking for only to be let down, bored and disappointed with the structure of it all. Stressed and critical of my own process hoping my final product will be as expected and slightly relieved when it’s finished. The answer to that is too much, or maybe just exactly enough. I’m realizing its the process I enjoy, not the planning, not the perfection of it all, but the act of putting the paint to canvas. Of deciding its finished when meditating on it I can’t feel myself pulled to either add or remove any part. This realization comes after the last few months of creating and producing nonobjective and abstract art that I’m truly inspired by.
I know that the universe tends to give us what we need. Six months ago I walked into a local art club meeting for the first time, with no real objective other than to hopefully spark something inside me. I’d been feeling drawn to the idea of a more intuitive abstract way of creating but didn’t really know what that process entailed, just knowing it sounded like what I was after. By the end of that meeting I’d watched a live demo of a local abstract sensory artist and been given a flyer for a soulful intuitive painting workshop. I’ve since then taken workshops from both of those women, met several more amazing talented artists and done some research on nonobjective painting. I realize now that I wasn’t looking for someone to teach me how to do the art I wanted to do, I was looking for someone to give me permission to do the art I wanted to do. To open my eyes to the idea that art is whatever you want it to be however you want to do it. And for me, at this point at least, that’s organic and abstract and nonobjective and sensory and intuitive and natural and pure and raw. I feel good and deep and thoughtful while I’m making it. I am making art I can meditate on endlessly and that’s really satisfying. It’s funny how you spend all this time and energy and find yourself somewhere you never expected.
I’ve been thoroughly uninspired lately. I did however come across an awesome dancing hippie chick on pinterest that led to this workday sketch. I’m definitely making progress on my lady faces 🙂 and it appears that she’s doing the noodle dance which was always my go to move.
Myrtle at the stake, 8x8in acrylic in gorgeous 12x12in bronze frame.
edit – this glamorous witch sold on Ebay 🙂
Remember to check my Free Art Friday Gallery for weekly stuff. I’m dropping a couple off on the mean streets of Humble, Kingwood and Woodlands Texas every Friday but I’ll usually be giving one away from Instagram too, just follow me @MightyKaci and repost!
This week’s goods…
These two smaller ones were stashed at the local Half Price Books, the bigger one will be the Instagram give,away.
This one is already gone, snatched from the Humble City Cafe.