Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Peace...


10 x 10 acrylic, oil pastel & collage on canvas.

I challenged myself recently (with the encouragement of this friend to paint on some larger canvases (16 x 20). It was really out of my comfort zone but I completed four pieces and then bought two even larger canvasses (18 x 24) -- although I have not started them yet -- but the fact that I purchased them means that I will continue to push myself from time to time. That said, my new favorite size is 10 x 10 square. I love the symmetry of the square, and the surface size just seems to work for me. This is my latest piece, which evolved over several weeks. I began with the color blocks, then defined the shapes in black pastel, and only yesterday added the stamped swirls, peace sign and letters -- which actually cover over another word that just didn't work for me. I'm glad I let it sit for awhile so that I could revisit it now and then and decide what it needed.

And today I am grateful for peace--
...a peaceful day for Avery and her parents
...the peace I feel when I spend time outdoors observing nature
...peace of mind that all my bills are paid
...the sense of peace I get when I am creating - painting, writing, working with my hands and heart and mind
...that I live in a peaceful place with the best of family, friends and neighbo
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2 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Kerri; your canvas, here, is just beautiful. I love the colors and what it expresses. I'm SO proud, of you, for taking on these larger canvases. Your art is so expressive and wonderful; it really should be SEEN! I'm so grateful I am able to see it. Love ya - Marilyn

Peggy said...

Kerri, I'm glad to see you creating again. Just as Marilyn said, you are so expressive and you write so beautifully. I love seeing what you come up with. Very
inspiring. - Love, Peggy