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"Chimera IV. - Controlled Chaos" - Oilpastel on bark paper, size 60 x 51 cm / 20,1 x 23,6 in
This is the painting, I talked about in my previous post. The one I began with the thought "Now I'll paint something completely FREE"...
It did not happen. I set out to do something very "graphical", with just lots of wild, colored marks, something astonishingly chaotic and impalpable. Instead, I settled into swaying but stable motion. Something ornamental, patterned, uncluttered.
I reckon that every now and again, the "textile pattern drawer" (which means maximum control, btw) in my brain opens automatically and the content spills over the page, just as I have something opposite (which means messy, splashy, unruly, spotty, you get it?) in front of my inner eye.
It's ok. Finally I did not discard it and didn't put it under the bed where it would wait for better times. I worked on it for a week, turning it round and round, working in another technique, scratching away lots of paint and now I really like because it's so different.
VIVE LA DIFFERENCE.