Saturday, January 31, 2009
This is a more recent piece I completed last year on a solitude retreat at Christ in the Wilderness. It's titled Reaching. This seems to be a recurring theme in my life; I often feel that I'm reaching for something. Sometimes I am fully aware of my goal; other times it's more like an emotion, an ambiguity. But the goal is not the important part anyway. The important thing is the process of reaching, of extending my hand. Joys and blessings come our way every day, but unless we are open to receiving them, we will miss them.
This painting utilizes mostly Golden Fluid Acrylics, and some opaque acrylics were used for the hand. The gold splattery "figure" near my hand was actually the result of a happy accident of some spilled paint. But I love the ethereal nature of it.