Often times, people ask me, “What do you think about when you’re painting” & “What’s your inspiration?” The truth is, everything. I’m a highly sensitive and emotional person, so I tend to interalize the whole of my experiences and hopefully constructively express them, mostly as the vehicle, in the form, of my artworks. These questions are asked even more in the context of my abstract works.
Having spent years refining my drip, splatter & splash techniques, this piece emerged. What I was thinking about and it’s inspiration, was quite simple th canopy of a maple tree in fall, under a misroscope. When the blast of sunlight on it is so strong, that at a certain time, in changing colors, it glows like Hawaiian Punch against the intense array of shadowy color. Imagine a close up of the leaves and there you have it.
When I finished it, I felt it was a strong piece and posted it on Facebook. Soon after, one of my FB friends commmented,
“Just set this as my iPhone screen ;)” -ERIC P.
(about 4 years later, he added the original piece to his collection.)
Thank you collectors. I’m so grateful for people who see outside the box and trust in it.
As always, feel free to comment.
‘Windows 1’ 24”x24” acrylic on canvas (2012)