In Constant Flux

I am in constant flux,

nature is in constant flux,

the universe is in constant flux.

Art is in constant flux.

Just like the quote on my painting page, “There is no must in art because art is free”, a quote by Wassily Kandinsky, I try to live and make art by that. It is often hard to be free in making art though, but when it happens it is a wonderful thing.

I probably shouldn’t say this but often when I finish a painting or near finishing one, I often don’t like the finished piece. I leave the studio feeling defeated and my anxieties start up. Then when I go back to it after some time, for some reason I see it like it is brand new and unfamiliar and I begin to love it. I don’t know why this happens..

I get drawn in as my eyes travel across the canvas following the shapes that lead me into the next and the colours that shouldn’t of worked, but somehow do. Everything makes sense all at once. This is very grounding to me as an artist and there is a parallel..

I look at the universe and the great cosmos for grounding in the world sometimes as I carry all my childhood wonders in the background of my mind through to adulthood. Colour is all that is needed..

Colour is in constant flux,

because light and dark are in constant flux.

‘Satellite Walker’, Oil and Cold Wax on Canvas, 30cm x 60cm x 4cm

Just my thoughts for today..

Published by Derval Freeman

Graduate of Limerick School of Art and Design 1996 Fine art painter and photographer

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