Friday, January 23, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days ~ Enchantment And Risk ~ Day 23

“The enchanted day is only experienced 
if we ourselves believe 
that anything is possible.” 
~ Mark Donnelly

"Seeking Enchantment"
8 x 10" Alcohol Ink on Gessoed Hardboard
email: sandy@sandysandy.com for purchase info. 

“To reach only for that which pleasantly enchants you is using the least bit of imagination. Even if it is imagination at all, because of the obvious reality and remaining within your means. The greater depth of imagination is parallel to risk. It goes beyond your comfort zone or haven, or sense of beauty. True enchantment extends beyond what you personally believe suits you and is an exploration of what has not been before.” ~ Criss Jami

Wow, we are 3/4 of the way through the challenge today!
I am still stretching, trying to stay positive, inspired, abstract, loose and surrendering my control to the inks. I am finding it hard to finish a painting in a day lately though. I am painting enough, sometimes two or three in a day, but the trouble is saying that it is done. I want to let them mellow for a day or two so I can tweak (or wreck) them before posting them online. I got up and started painting this morning at 6 am. That painting is on the back burner, so I brought this one to conclusion this afternoon.

Thanks so much for your comments about the quotes, my subjects and your interpretations of my paintings!
 I really can't thank you enough.

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