Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Abstract Art for Missions

I don't like putting titles on abstract art. I think that limits others' interpretations. 

I say that now because of this painting.

I've had several people tell me what they think it is: a black hole, a galaxy, a solar system, a whirlpool in the mud, the pull of sin.

And then they say, "What is it?" and expect me to tell them if they were right or if I had some other idea behind it. I think they would be very disappointed to know that sometimes a person just creates art and that there isn't a definitive answer of "what" it is.

But they say that art - good art - elicits a response from its viewers. I personally don't care what you decide this painting represents as long as you like it and spend a little time studying it. It can have some very deep meanings. :-)

Here's a closeup of a part of it.

I don't think that you can tell from the pictures, but there are three or four different kinds of gold paint on it. Some of the gold is a glaze that only shows when you look at it from the side instead of straight on. It's one of the things I like about it. 
The bright gold is gold leaf.

The only way to get my big easel to hold this painting is with the top down. I'm glad we had some good weather in April for "top down."

Oh. And the mission part? This painting was in our Silent Auction - Art for Missions at Hilldale Baptist Church in Clarksville, TN. 
The final bid on this painting was $175. 
All went to help our mission team going to Portugal.