Painting: Reaching

My latest painting wasn’t really thought out at all, I had some spare purple and slapped it on a canvas. I thought it looked like a hand so I started adding other colours around it.

I can see a few different things in this picture and even more when I rotate it and see it from different angles.

I’ve called it ‘Reaching’ because that seems to be the only consistent thought I have about it, the hand is reaching. Is it in a desperate struggle to escape or is it reaching for something? Is there fire or wind or water? Is there something else? A pasting brush?

This is abstract art that’s open to interpretation. Maybe there’s some meaning in it. Any thoughts?

5 thoughts on “Painting: Reaching

      1. No. My art is usually well planned out. I’m not usually happy with the result when I work like you suggest. But I always admire people who can. It’s such a freeing way to work.


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