“G-party” is the result of my fascination with bikes and hispanic folk art and culture, thus, the low-rider/chopper bike. Also, I was listening to Snoop Dog, “Gin and Juice” when I started painting the bike, so a little hip hop involved here.
Mostly this was all about play and experimentation. I’ve been feeling for a long time like I need to push my boundaries in a very different direction than I’ve done before. Thus, this class, which encouraged painting with no plan, and layering on brilliant colors, playing music, and letting shapes evolve intuitively.
This was an exercise in complete trust, and really not liking what I was painting for a long time. But I just kept layering and layering, until I began to see things that really excited me. Of course the bike was the shape my subconcious placed on here. It’s spring, I’m feeling ornary, alive, happy to see buds polking up in my garden. It’s finally spring in the mountains – time to bike!
What an interesting journey. My painting will never be the same. Thanks Flora!