I finally took the plunge and bought some artsy things at Walmart.
Friday afternoon I painted something other than a house to sell for the first time in 31 years.
It felt great.
I let my mind and hands experiment with canvas and acrylics.
“I wonder if this is what Rothko was thinking as he painted…”
‘Ugh, I wiped off too much. Dang, this colour won’t stick! This will NEVER dry! Oh! That looks cool!’
After the test canvas, I created the one above as my first ode to Rothko (Ode #1). I learned that scrubby towels are excellent tools and that even for a mini canvas, I will need more paint.
Rothko’s background music was classical.
Mine was a Hallmark Christmas movie.
At some point, I may find my own original style.
And a better muse.
For now, flattery of my favs.