BLOOD MOON AND AN ECLIPSE
These two paintings were created a year apart while the painting on the right "TRUST THE PROCESS' was away at an art and healing show at University of Central Florida. I had not seen the painting or referred to photos of it while painting "Blood Moon" and yet the movement, strokes, and composition seem strikingly similar.
I discovered this as I posted these images together.
It is interesting how painting has a muscle memory and we repeat certain strokes and patterns even while creating an entirely new expression.
20 X 24 acrylic painting on canvas
The emergence of a shape that reminded me of the recent full moon I missed was a pleasant surprise. I was able to revisit the theme as it occurred spontaneously from active imagination.
After images start to arise through paint exploration, playing with them allows the artist to learn what the painting is trying to say.