So I bought this bit of artwork. And I made it into something else.
I didn’t think to take a picture of it when I started, so here is a picture of it after the first day.
It said “Yeshuaddix!” in spraypaint.
I’m for Jesus, certainly. This is a little weird, even for me. But I like a nearly free canvas. It was on sale at Thrift Smart, and I had a Groupon. This two foot by three foot “painting” cost me $6. I had no compunctions about painting over it. It isn’t a masterpiece by any stretch.
I don’t have (I don’t make) enough time to paint every day. I steal away a bit here and there. I decided to mess around with this canvas and see what happened. I practice “blob” art. I put a bit of paint straight from the tube onto the canvas. I put another color, and another, then I swirl it around with my fingers. It releases my inner three year old. Pretty fabulous, actually.
It is hard to wrench myself away and become a responsible 45 year old, but I have to. It pays the bills.
I left two lines of the silver spraypaint – one slightly obscured – to remind me of the underpainting.
I just enjoyed putting the paint on the canvas. I enjoyed the playtime. It doesn’t have a theme or a goal.
I posted my blog post about “Blob Art” on the Facebook page of a creative group I belong to, and one member wanted an example of what I meant by “Blob Art”. I took a picture of this and posted it.
Her comment was “Looks like an aerial view of a deer by a tree. Were you seeing that?”
Nope. Not at all. I like that she saw that, and it proves my point. People see what they want to see. All art, whether representational or abstract, changes meaning when it leaves the hands of the artist.
So this is Deer Yeshua, like Dear Jesus, or Dear John.
WordPress turned the first two pictures sideways, in spite of my best efforts. It does what it does. Feel free to pick up your monitor and turn it to compensate.