Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Reverie - SOLD

Today I completed this painting I'd had tucked away for a couple of months. I just hadn't known how to finish it, but this morning it all came together. I've posted this quote before but I just love it, so here it is again:
Crucially for me, I learned that appreciating Abstract Expressionist art begins with surrender, by allowing a painting to possess you. Once this occurs, you stop looking for symbols or messages or meanings and experience instead rhythm, energy, power, grace.
~Iris Nowell, Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art. Published by Douglas & McIntyre

6 comments:

Crystal Cook said...

What a beautiful piece Kim. :) I love the movement in the circle shapes especially. And the color, always the color. And that quote is phenomenal. Because those words, rhythm, energy, power, grace, are always the ones that come to mind when I look at abstract expressionism like yours especially. I always thought I was just too simple to eek out any meaning, but I guess I wasn't. :D

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

This is absolutely delightful, Kim. I feel joy and celebration just gazing at it.

Sandra Busby said...

This is so lovely Kim! And it's a great quote too :0)

Mary Anne Cary said...

Thanks for your comment on my cows!
This is a favorite of your abstracts, and I love the quote! I think I will have to copy that, it took me a long time to understand that!
Glad you liked New Brunswick, a big escape for people here in Maine. We don't have tides as big, I heard when it comes in up there, it is fast, true? Looks beautiful!

Barbara Muir said...

Love it. I've been having internet issues since I got back. Fingers crossed they're solved. This is amazing!

XOXO Barbara

Sally Chupick said...

the title is perfect as it is definately joyful