Monday, July 19, 2010

Dark Rivers






I am just noodling about. I like the way our creeks and rivers get all overgrown with hanging tree branches. We have visited quite a few this summer. The Neshannock and the Loyalhanna. The Monongahela and the Youghiogheny. I like the darkness under there. The smell of mud. I am trying to think about it on canvas. I want to do something that is very loose and dark, and then comes into a focus. This has a long way to go. Some places are still very loose and uninteresting. I want to let my hands think for me, and build up more and more layers. I don't know how far I'll get with this, or if it is a dead end. Maybe it's just a therapeutic exercise. Who knows.

6 comments:

Rebecca Anthony said...

Well Julie, you have my attention, I cannot wait to see where you take this!! (O: I am a huge fan of your paintings!

Kass said...

Whatever it is, it is very beautiful. So are your words. I feel bad you are facing such hardship. Hope you find your way soon.

Sue said...

If this is just noodling about, I can't wait to see a finished product! Really interesting...

=)

lissa said...

looks pretty good for a beginning

Jenny said...

Julie, this is gorgeous. I can't wait to see where it ends up...although I think it looks pretty awesome right now.

Tina said...

I love how you described your creative process in these. I'm always fascinated to be "inside" an artist's mind. With or without continued work, these speak to me.