A few months ago I completed this painting:Just as I mentioned in my “Something Old, Something New” post, I decided to paint over a few of my older paintings that I had no real connection to. This canvas happens to be another I painted over as well! To be honest, I had no concept developed prior. I simply started with applying my color and going from there. I started with blue because it is my favorite color and my go-to color, sometimes without even realizing! I soon began to see a body of water brewing and decided to create a stormy day enclosed by some darkness.
Once I finished with my painting, I examined what I created and decided it needed something else. GLITTER. For those who may not know, I have a slight obsession with glitter, I only added it when necessary of course! But, the water definitely called for some glitter to make it sparkle! I worked with oil paint so this last minute decision to add glitter worked out perfectly since the paint was not dried yet. Soon after, I made the decision to continue painting. This decision lead me to create these two paintings as well all in the same night:
For these two, I painted over my older paintings as well and used oil paint and glitter again. At this point, I decided to create a continuation of color. I wanted the colors to move from one canvas to the next but this time adding one additional color, yellow. After I finished these two, I stopped for the night. And, it was not until this past Friday when I added this fourth painting:
I decided to start the painting the same way I started the first painting but worked with more yellow than black this time. The idea was a storm clearing. The painting is not as dark as the first but light and pleasant. Again, I worked with oil paint and glitter but this time on a fresh canvas.
When I look at all four pieces together, I am not sure how I feel. Apart of me still feels something is missing, something needs to be fixed. Arrangement is another big question. I am still deciding and working with different placements. As of now I have four paintings but I will see what the future holds for them, will I keep the four? Will I add another? Will I add five more? Will I add a different color in? At this point in time, I am not finished, this set is a mystery.
2 thoughts on “Unfinished”
Hi Tiffany, I love these paintings! I love the progression from dark and stormy, chaotic almost – to clear and bright, enlightened so to speak! Don’t paint over these ones!
They remind me of the creation stories in the Bible (I teach Biblical Scripture and History at St. Thomas Seminary in Hartford, CT)
You can read it right at the beginning of Genesis:
“In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth — and the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters— Then God said: Let there be light, and there was light. God saw that the light was good. God then separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” Evening came, and morning followed—the first day. Then God said: Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of water from the other. God made the dome, and it separated the water below the dome from the water above the dome. And so it happened. God called the dome “sky.” Evening came, and morning followed—the second day. Then God said: Let the water under the sky be gathered into a single basin, so that the dry land may appear. And so it happened: the water under the sky was gathered into its basin, and the dry land appeared.e God called the dry land “earth,” and the basin of water he called “sea.” God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:1-10)
And check out the images at this link:
Thanks for sharing them!
Thank you so much! I definitely will not be painting over these ones! I love your biblical connection to my paintings. I am glad you included the verse from the Bible as well because I can see the words coming to life within my paintings. I appreciate your comment greatly, it is insightful and truly inspiring! Thank you again!