"Dreaming of Water", 18 x 24, encaustic on cradled panel
I painted "Dreaming of Water" using shades of blue combined with the earth pigments that are most predominant in Aboriginal paintings. I have just begun reading a book, "Mutant Message Down Under" by Marlo Morgan; she shares her experiences from walking across Australia with a nomadic Aboriginal tribe. The tribe lives and thrives in natural harmony with their surroundings and through reading her first hand perspective, I have developed many new visions of the world. I just need the time to paint them all.
Unfortunately, I will have to take a short painting break as I prepare for the upcoming Paradise City show over Columbus Day weekend followed by my solo show and encaustic workshop at Brush Strokes Studio. I have been very protective of this newest body of abstract work, although I am planning on including some pieces in upcoming shows. It's important not to ignore that we need to live in peace and harmony with not just each other, but the land, too. Primitive art has become more meaningful to me than any other art form, it brings me back to the essential basics of life.