This small painting was a fun detour from my regular practice. Sometime I like to paint extracts from previous works and this is one of those pieces. The primary painting is a 30″x 30″ still life that I love, but in gazing at it I found this tiny section calling out.
It’s interesting to keep looking at an artwork and notice how I can often see other paintings inside. It was a few years ago that I made the decision to explore that idea and actually create some paintings in that way. To me it has some deeper internal meanings. It’s like taking a closer look at myself or even my life and seeing what’s there that maybe I overlook, don’t want to recognize or acknowledge.
There can be healing in looking closer – that’s my experience. More often now I experience seeing the beauty and inspiration that has been there along the journey. Just like looking at a painting and witnessing the process of it’s creation and the uncovering other lovely parts of it that contribute to it wholeness.