Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Deferred Silence
  by Kay Ryan

There is a
deferred silence
which only follows
a deferred sound.
As when an oak falls
when no one is around.
The violence waits
for someone to approach
to have just stopped.
There is that ozone
freshness to the aftershock.

This painting has been through so many stages I forget what it started as. That's what I love about acrylics. If you don't like it, you can always paint over it. I don't usually paint this big but I'm stretching my wings. ;) It's a 24" x 36" canvas. I like that size for abstracts!

I'm taking some great courses online right now. One that I was really wanting to get caught up on is called Soul Restoration offered through the Brave Girls Club. It has been such a help to me. There will be a Soul Restoration 2 starting in June. You can read more about it at their site. I'm bad about signing up for too many courses at once. Then I panic when I realize I'm behind in them all and they will soon be ending. But this one is really great. Even though the official course is over this week, they give you another four weeks to complete all of the material, watch the videos, etc.  

I said that I would show a photo of my easel. Here it is with my painting on it:

I know I said the art room is de-cluttered. And it is...but when I paint I have to put down the canvas tarp (under the easel) to catch all those fun drippies! ;) And you have to excuse the stuff to the side...that's my heat gun, vent fan, etc. for my encaustic station set up just off camera to the right.  

So now that I've started to work off some of my aggression on this painting maybe I can work on something a little more pleasant. ;) We'll see what develops. At least I've broken in the easel. Now there's some paint smeared on it!


Kristin Dudish said...

Hi Pam,

I'm so glad you have this canvas to help you work through your feelings (such a great easel)!

I hope every day finds you feeling a little bit better...


craftattack said...

Painting is indeed a great help in coping with emotions! Love your easel, too! Valerie

Martin (starwatcher521) said...

We have to let our aggression out in order not to get eaten by it! Better you attack the canvas and the easel than human flesh : ) I love the painted result.

David Allen Waters said...

I love the raw emotion that jumps from the canvas...

Luv u Puck<3

Bill said...

Every time I see one of your paintings I think you can't possibly top it, but then you post another one that I fall in love with. The colors in this abstract are just phenomenal! They truly take my breadth away. But then, I'm a big sucker for grunge, especially with drips. :^)

art2cee2 said...

I like this very much! The size is perfect! :-)

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

I love that about creating! Helps settle the world in place. I love love love this painting!

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Super gorgeous Pam...this painting looks like it is blooming and moprhing and opening..i love it..gorgeous colors..
And I love your easel...gorgeous!
Hugs..beautiful post as always!

Pam Tucker said...

Kristin: Thank you! The painting is a big help. :)

Valerie: Yes, painting is good therapy. Lovin' my easel! ;)

Martin: You are right about that! I almost ripped the canvas at one point. ;) And thank you for your kind words. I always love to hear from you.

David: Thank you, my friend!

Bill: Oh, that's so sweet of you! Thank you! I remember how much you like grunge. Me, too! Love those drippies! ;)

Crystal: Thank you! The size is very new to me. But I may go for some more of this.

Mimi: You are right about setting the world in place. I like that! And thank you! I'm glad you like the painting! :)

Victoria: Ah, thanks as always, my very good friend! Always cheering me on. Many hugs back at YOU!! ;)