This abstract series of poured paintings was my opportunity to just play with acrylic paints in a fluid manner. This is not my normal style of painting. A friend of mine gave me a large box of acrylics and I thought it would be a good opportunity to play around and step out of my comfort zone by creating some spontaneous, fluid, actions painting. It was a fun experience and interesting to see how paint mixes and runs across a canvas. Each painting is what I would like to call a "happy suprise" because I never knew exactly how each painting was going to turn out. It was an opportunity for me to relenquish my need for control and just enjoy the process and the outcome.
I found that pouring paints on a canvas and moving the paint around was chaos in its simplest form. The paint exploded on the canvas, and mixed and moved in ways I could have never predicted or imagined. It dripped everywhere and little rivers would even swirl througout the top of the canvas even after it was completed. There was no rhyme or reason to how the different poured paints would interact; they just did. Then to top off the beautiful madness, when the canvases would finally dry I would realize that they would have minor changes in color and texture. Sometimes patches of colors disappeared, sometimes new colors appeared and even two of them cracked and resembled a really dry desert riverbed that screamed "we need water". The best way to drescribe it was MAGICAL! The unknowning and lack of complete control in these paintings did not freak out my normal need for control. Rather the results of each attempt was freeing and taught me to embrace the moments of beautiful chaos.
With that being said I give to you 13 "Moments of Chaos".