The Spill Series...
The current batch of acrylics on canvas I’m working on are nature-inspired, “spill” paintings. What is a “spill” painting?
The spill painting concept is a composition which "spills" over the surface of the canvas. Each painting expresses a vibrant flash of color, and has a distinct focal point. I also make sure to leave some of the composition flat and open to give the eye a rest when moving across the image. The open space lets some air into the composition, lets the composition breathe.
Each spill is inspired by a moment of importance in my life, even if very small. For example, the moment I came home to my new place and smelled orange blossoms in the air, a white rose bud growing up like a white flag of surrender during a painful time of my life, red berries lining a path on a hike with an old friend, red bottle brush reminding me of my childhood, a leaf holding onto a branch on a hike up on the coast, and many more.
These paintings bring me joy in painting them. Hopefully The Spill Series will bring joy to those who view them, too.