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THE JOYFUL ONE
30" x 22" Acrylic and ink on watercolor paper
Quammen Health Care Consultants Corporate Art Collection

Layers of oversized brush strokes and upside-down drips play together in an exuberant splash of color and composition…colliding rather carefully as if they were intentionally arranged. The wisp of red paint at bottom center is an accidental mark that jumps out of the middle, tethered to complex layers--yet without the complexity, the delicate red mark would fail to be seen as gracefully on point.

This painting is a perfect example of why I love being an action painter. Simply said, all the elements came together--brush, paint, spontaneity, adrenaline and knowing when to put the brush down--allowed the painting to emerge. The Joyful One is a visual landscape of melodic form and color that captures the freedom and intelligence of spontaneity.

On a deeper level I look at this painting and reflect, complexity needs joy, like passion fuels purpose. Oh…joyful one!

2012

THE JOYFUL ONE
30" x 22" Acrylic and ink on watercolor paper
Quammen Health Care Consultants Corporate Art Collection

Layers of oversized brush strokes and upside-down drips play together in an exuberant splash of color and composition…colliding rather carefully as if they were intentionally arranged. The wisp of red paint at bottom center is an accidental mark that jumps out of the middle, tethered to complex layers--yet without the complexity, the delicate red mark would fail to be seen as gracefully on point.

This painting is a perfect example of why I love being an action painter. Simply said, all the elements came together--brush, paint, spontaneity, adrenaline and knowing when to put the brush down--allowed the painting to emerge. The Joyful One is a visual landscape of melodic form and color that captures the freedom and intelligence of spontaneity.

On a deeper level I look at this painting and reflect, complexity needs joy, like passion fuels purpose. Oh…joyful one!

2012