Next, again and again and again

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Actually, I do not agree with Michelangelo when he said: “No great work of art is ever finished.” I titled my exhibit at the Orange Gallery “Next, Again”. Originally I planned to call it just “Next” because that’s what I do, look for what is next when I work. But recently it was pointed out to me that I had already named some paintings “Next”. So I added “Again”. Because that is how I work: what’s next, again and again and again.

It may seem at times as if I could go on working a painting forever, but at some point there is nothing more I feel I need to do to a particular piece. No matter how long I’ve been working on it: a few weeks or months or years (really, sometime it take years!). It feels good in my gut, in the center of my body. That’s where I know it is finished.

Time to move on to what’s next.

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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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5 Responses to Next, again and again and again

  1. Anna says:

    Thank you. For your art. For your writing. And for sharing your experience.

  2. Your paintings are wonderful. i love the way you know when they are done too. I feel that way too sometimes.

  3. Leya, I am interested in your Wed. Classes in Tantallon. April 18 open?

    • leyaevelyn says:

      Yes, Sarah. I’d be delighted so see you then. I’ll send you the information. I think I have your email address.

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