Last night in the throes of one of Calgary famous March blizzards, I stayed cozy by the fire resting with the cats. The yard has filled up with white, and the north side of trees and buildings are now lined with sticky snow. There was much shoveling to do today and now the wind is beginning to pick up.

Ego abstract paintingEgo 8 X 8 $120 @ ArtPoint

ArtPoint opened it’s Members Abstract Show last night, which will be on for the entire month of March. I knocked off four small abstracts as an exercise to loosen up and get back in the flow.

Experimenting with no expectations to interfere with the process can be fun, a return to basics. When I was teaching myself to paint I had done several pieces that were abstract.

Blue abstract paintingThis was the first one I did. It starts with a simple idea, yet once begun it takes on a life of it’s own. Like unwrapping a present, the results can be astonishing.

Blue 10 X 10 $200 @ ArtPoint

Being a member of an artist community can be stimulating when circumstances arise which allow for new challenges. All we experience is a building block for the next step in the continuing process. Should be interesting to see what turns up next.

Abstractions was last modified: January 26th, 2019 by Deborah Robinson

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