Sunday, October 10, 2010

And here comes the trickle...

I've been exploring abstract work, which for me, requires a lot of restraint. I tend to overwork my paintings. I tried allow the paint (and gravity) do its thing with little intervention on my part.

Mainly, I'd apply a layer of paint, manipulate it a little, then walk away. This is a very slow process, since paint requires time to dry, but the time allows me a chance to really step back and look at what I'm doing and where the paintings are going. Perhaps, if I wanted to delve deeper, waiting for paint to dry has given me time to look at where I'm going as a painter, or as a person, for that matter.

...And where am I going? Good question. I think it will take a lot more layers of paint to find that one out...

"Slip into the forest"

"The moon is out"


MattyRobots said...

Nancy! Can you paint me one of these abstract paintings? I will absolutely purchase it for a fair price, these are awesome!

Nancy Michaud said...

Sure. I'm actually working on a new large one right now. I can send you a picture when it starts to look like something. It takes a while. It's greens and yellows and browns. I can do whatever colors you want, I just need the time to do it. Let me know.