I had an art adventure that took me to Maine! A non-objective painting workshop with Steven Aimone.
The purpose was not to document or narrate any information with representational imagery. Rather, the purpose is to think about the elements on the picture plane, how they relate to one another, and from an intuitive place respond to the process. That's the story.....intuition and interrelationship and how a viewer then experiences.
This really fits with my ideas that viewers bring their own emotions, memories and perceptions when viewing a painting. It's about the experience of being with the painting, more than what I, as an artist would like to convey about the subject.
Oh, I get my fun during the process of creation. But once the painting is our in the world, then you get your fun experiencing!
Its a shift for me, but one that resonates deeply....we will see where the adventure, and the process leads!