A few months ago I began four small paintings intending to try a technique and a set of colors on the set. And I did just that. I have evidence.

Deep in the Forest Series1+2 by Artist SallyEDeep in the Forest Series1+2 by Artist SallyE

Then Reality entered the picture. Rent increases changed my attitude about renting, so along with my son, we bought a house. All this reality took about a month. The month was Not filled with periods of painting, but tiny stolen snippets.

 

My next look at these “Deep in the Forest” paintings was complicated with thinking about houses, prices, locations, studios out of bedrooms or great rooms. However, I finally decided my richly colored and textured canvases and one art board needed some sparkle. But I had to wait to do that until I could find them in the moving chaos.

New Home, New Studio, Same old SallyE

There is little left of the richly colored palette knife work, but there is definitely sparkle, all caused by my big move. Or was it?

It is several months later. I am now located in the new home, new studio, same art table and materials where I finished the four paintings with my usual attitude of having fun and putting that into each painting using some contrasting and brighter colors.

Might these paintings have been different if I had remained at my original home? I know I liked them just as they were, and I considered calling them complete. Would I have added that movement and sparkle in those paintings without this move?

Oh yea, I realize. I always want my paintings to have vitality, fun, cheer, bright colors, texture, movement. And, when I paint, I am a happy person giving those emotions and ideas to my paintings – translated: Vitality comes out of me into the paintings.

Those four paintings had an evolution in their name, too. I kept the forest theme because the various greens and the big sweeping texture is still there. My title had to give these fun, exciting paintings another term, another feeling. Now they are called “Forest Dance.”

 

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Forest Dance Series-18x18, abstract painting by ArtistSallyEForest Dance Series-18x18, abstract painting by ArtistSallyE

Forest Dance Series 18×18″



Forest Dance Series-12x12B abstract painting by Artist SallyEForest Dance Series-12x12B abstract painting by Artist SallyE

Forest Dance Series 12×12″ C



Forest Dance Series-12x12A, abstract painting by ArtistSallyEForest Dance Series-12x12A, abstract painting by ArtistSallyE

Forest Dance Series 12×12″ A



Forest Dance Series-12x12C abstract painting by Artist SallyEForest Dance Series-12x12C abstract painting by Artist SallyE

Forest Dance Series 12×12″ B