The latest of my Alchemy series is complete today, and so I’m posting it up for you to enjoy. It’s titled “Beach treasures from the oceanic mind” and once again explores the deep hidden areas of psyche moving into light; the painting acts as a metaphor for my own inner process, but also as an external process in the real world, whereby blobs of coloured paint are transmuted into an artwork. Note the tiny specks of gold; another reference to alchemy. This painting’s quite bright in colour over much of the surface and is reminiscent of beach sand…the title speaks of this too. Just as we may find tiny treasures on the sandy shore, similarly we may find hidden treasures within our personalities.
At present I’m working on a couple of abstractions. The painting above isn’t titled yet, but the one below is from the “Underwater world” series. The process is enjoyable, yet sometimes problematic in minor ways, as I work on creating balance between the elements and adjusting the colour combinations. Art is always an exploration into the unknown, and this process covers some parts of our souls and reveals others…it’s a metaphor for the psyche moving and shaping itself….sometimes very unpredictable yet always fascinating. To me abstraction i.e. non-representational art, is a very pure form. It relies very little on ideas and, for myself anyway, is a highly intuitive mode of creating…..usually unexpected and fresh.