Life’s magic often happens in unplanned ways. My job as an artist is to be open to the possibilites, to see and to follow-up on opportunity. I like the way the light comes from behind the image, “Heart of Fire,” – my eyes keep being drawn in. I think the quality of light is very similar to Susan Elkin’s “Tunnel I” which is featured on Susan Elkin’s Blog today. The vibrancy and mystery of the light from under the tunnel is related to the ambiguity of radiance in this image in Susan Elkin’s Blog.
Heart of Fire, Acrylic Â© Diane Clancy
“Heart of Fire” is another painting from my “Luminous Angles” series – the hard edge painting (acrylic) I refer to in Freedom – Code Almost There. In the “Freedom” painting, the lines were predominately straight. I ripped the masking tape, put it on the canvas then paint with acrylic paint thinned by some kind of gel medium – which makes the layer of paint transluscent.
In this painting, you can see that the black shapes are not sraight lines at all. So you can take masking tape and bend it as you are putting it on the canvas. This gives you more options for creating different shapes. These are the technical details.
But something else happens in the creation – a kind of magic that is beyond my control. I feel like the channel for what is happening, not the creator. This creative process is so exciting!
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– Diane Clancy