What did the first dawn look like?
This is the third attempt in my “getting to know painting on torn rice paper”. I absolutely do not know how the center of interest ended up in the center of the page. I have mentioned that I am allowing the papers and the pigment to guide me and am using the shapes and colors as my reference material as I build these. I build on what I see happening on the paper. I was well into two thirds done on this piece when it screamed, “DAWN” at me. I saw the lone piece of rice paper in the upper right that said moon and the round shape appearing in the valley area. The orange streak waving down from above spoke of so much energy that it caused me to wonder what it must have looked like on the first day the sun rose and brought color alive. I had other thoughts like mountains and valleys, water and land, hot and cold and “energy”. There was something volcanic-like that touched me, also, with this piece.
Made me wonder about that “first bite”, too. 🙂
Thank you for the keen perceptions that you are all offering me on these abstract paintings. It is helping me to “let go” and learn from this experience. I am enjoying the process. One more to go before I can read furthur in the book. If you would like to view the first attempt, it is here. The second attempt is here.
*AFTERTHOUGHT: Perhaps the first rising of the sun deserves the center of the page?