The Details - Please Scroll

Above are small photo details of paintings that are already completed and they show a semblance of the beauty I see up close while I am in my decision making art process. I decide the compositional scene (with materials or string) I choose the colours & tones that will be depicted and whether or not I will complete the artwork with stitching, in some past artworks the stitching was beneath the paint as well.  Making art is my addiction or my secular religion, I told someone recently. When I begin an artwork what keeps me focused is the promise of creating something new and exciting to me ( and hopefully exciting to someone else) but it is the texture, colour, and feeling that I get from viewing the artwork up close that keeps me focused when the stitching becomes a long & laborious process. Enjoy the above detail photos!  Kim