Black, Joy Title: Cat Nap
Black, Joy Title: Cat Nap
  • Black, Joy Title: Cat Nap
  • Black, Joy Title: Cat Nap

Black, Joy Title: Cat Nap

$400.00

Joy Black

Cat Nap

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas

18 x 18 x 1.5"

$400


This intuitive painting began with a few random marks as I cleaned my palette on a blank canvas. I saw the energy of water, and somehow, the neighbor's cat who has adopted the chairs on our patio for her afternoon naps came in to float on a dreamy, comfy chair and ride the waves of the painting.

 

Artist Statement:

These two intuitive paintings are unusual for me in that they are somewhat figurative instead of strictly abstract. Each one was unknowingly begun by making a few random marks as I cleaned my palette on blank canvases. These were set aside for several months, then pulled out and examined closely. I looked for anything - a shape, a color, a line - that might suggest the start of something new. I rotated them and nurtured them along until the shape of a gray rabbit appeared in one. He ultimately became a white rabbit. The energy of water and the neighbor's cat who has adopted the chairs on our patio for her afternoon naps came alive on the other. I cannot explain them beyond sharing their evolution, which is what I love about the creative process!

Collection: January 2024 ALL MEDIA SHOW

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