more circles .. on paper .. metallics, too.

HANGING ON…acrylic & crayon on paper… 29″x 41.5″ Just finished about an hour ago. Not easy for the dark inside of me/in spite of me to come up with light colors, but here they are. Whew. All dark underneath, though. hahaImage


11 thoughts on “more circles .. on paper .. metallics, too.

  1. True, Carey. I’m a pretty positive person….I sometimes have to LOOK for that dark. Ya know what they say about ‘great’ art…’s never made because the artist is so doggone happy. haha

  2. This work is now one of my favourites. It incorporates many of the marks I have come to know you by….this work feels especially powerful to me…and very positive too. The darkness is well hidden! cx

  3. I will always think of it as…’Stairway to Heaven’…..hope that’s ok? Love it!

  4. Hey Nolan, I believe that you admonished us here to “Think Picasso,” light, dark, figurative, abstract . . . Do it all!

    My focus has been narrower than that. I’ve been thinking since the “Body of Work” roundtable that my next work tends to be the antidote for the previous work, but it is all firmly committed to abstraction for the time being (?)

    But I like the idea of do it all. You are in no way defined by darkness. I like art contradicting our will.

    Hi Christine.

  5. ha, well, as the ‘art writer’ in the local rag said of me….last sentence: ‘Nolan appears to be in transition.’ If he counted as a reviewer I’d have throttled him. =]
    Thanks Christine and Carey. Stairway to Heaven ….if it works for you, go for it. Smiles.

    Did I really ‘admonish’ you/us?

  6. No admonish is the WRONG word. I sounds/is punitive. Encouraged? Heartened? Inspired? Words are tricky, but admonish is NOT the word I was looking for. Excelsior!

    So what is revealed in art? I’d guess the more spontaneous, the less willed to a conclusion the more is revealed? Personality? State of mind? Hopefully spirit? what is going on when you don’t clearly recognize yourself in a finished painting, print . . . ? CC

    “Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things.”

    T. S. Eliot

  7. Maybe being in some state of “transition” is better than having “arrived” years ago? Here’s to careening to and from benchmarks.

  8. ha, I’ll NEVER ‘arrive’…I simply refuse! Yeah, I told Winkler I’d try to think positively on James’
    ‘transition’ word. I’m trying. And, I’ll drink to your ‘benchmark’ careening!

  9. ha, had to look it up, Carey. Thanks for the education. I’ll see you later today at the gallery.
    Coming to hear/see your presentation.

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