What’s next


InParticularI had an interesting experience while working this morning. I started talking to myself about my painting experience, why I work the way I do, what works, what I want to work on, change, expand, and such.

I’ve been obsessing a bit recently about the painting hanging over my piano now for about three years. I didn’t want to sell it for a long time; now I do. I’m ready to let it go. Especially after this morning. I realize what it is I needed to learn from it: first, it has a dramatic edge I have been avoiding recently. Not just avoiding, but actually unable to allow to stay even when I was able to make it happen.

So, I was thinking: “Leya, you have mastered the art of subtlety. Now maybe you can let it go, be more dramatic.” No, I thought, I don’t want to let the subtleties go. So maybe I can combine the two: drama and subtlety. Much more satisfying. Of course, I have to wait and see how I feel about what I did today when I go back at it tomorrow.

About leyaevelyn

About thirty years ago, I moved from New York City to rural Nova Scotia. For an artist, it is a good place to live. Spacious and quiet. Despite the beautiful scenery and frequently grey skies, my abstract paintings focus on color, its expressive qualities and how it creates form and space.
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