by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt,
Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture. ~Kak Sri
My childhood wasn't perfect but from adversity I have made myself a wonderful life with my husband and children and my carer as an artist. I am so grateful to my family and the gifts within myself.
About the artwork: I love creating the abstract shapes and drawing with pencil on the paper.The paint is applied in splashes of color for a loose "accidentally on purpose" effect where each drip and drop adds to the complexity of color and form. In this tree painting I enjoyed working with the interaction of the cobalt turquoise, viridian green and cobalt violet. The cobalt violet is a poisonous color, so I have to wash my hands carefully after splashing it around. The edges of this painting have been taped before painting to leave a raw white border of paper. My favorite element of this piece are the distant trees which are made with a collage of painted sheet music. The trees have iridescent paint that give an added glow to the landscape.
What are you grateful for?