another stage in morphing

4. Here the painting is as of now, as it develops, colors flow in. I must say that i don’t know where this is going, but i have said that before. This way of creating art is more spontaneous and totally new to me…a break from my usual very finished more realistic styles and idealistic visions…and symbolism. New territory.

So i will leave it at that for now.

About janbetts

I am an artist who has been living in Costa Rica for over 30 years. My lifestyle is relatively reclusive, and so now i am creating a blog to exchange ideas. I am new at this, but soon i hope to master this blog thing so that i can include photos and to write about new paintings i am working on, or have recently finished....or that are in my website.
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7 Responses to another stage in morphing

  1. José Araya-Sibaja says:

    It’s beautiful (like all the rest). Through art we can see into the future. My first reaction to this painting was that something was flowing towards me, but then it dawned on me that no, nothing was flowing my way, I was rather floating towards something, something beyond the horizon line; in fact, beyond the horizon line is a drop, a precipice into our death or our birth, our past or future? Either way, it’s something unknown and feared But regardless, we tend to fear it for it is ill-defined and makes us feel lost. However, somehow I see the light of a lone star that somehow shines through the misty unknown ill-defined beyond. That lone star is a dream, a dream that guides my life, a dream that conditions my decisions, a dream that I know will be my reality one day, a dream that will not let go of me and from which I will tether when I reach the edge and fall! I follow your postings in silence but I could not help himself on this one because it synchronizes and consolidates other events in my life. Thanks for sharing your work.

    • janbetts says:

      Wow…Jose, thank you so much for your in-depth comment. So interesting to me to know how my art is seen, felt…especially this more abstract less subjective approach, so new to me as well. And it also has meaning for me because of how many years ago you first saw my art, as a child, and was moved by it even then…. living here in our inspiriting tropical ambiance. Rare. I am delighted to know you are following my blog….and i love your comment…thank you.
      I want to respond to what you said about the fear, (because it is not defined, unknown.)
      It IS undefined…and the very lack of definition is called an open mind….not closed and busynseeking a rational explanation.. So we must get past the fear, not by a better, less fearful definition or belief system we feel more comfortable about….but by the very lack of definition altogether. The lone star…interesting that you refer to it…because i have been pondering that very part of the painting today….and i see something transforming there….we shall see what comes…ya? That bright star is getting ready for a transformation….maybe to take us ever deeper into the unknown. In fact, what our soul seeks IS in fact beyond our current reality. Has to be. It is far more expansive than our limited mind….so the mind must release its grip…..for us to See.

    • jan says:

      Jose….i wanted to share with you a link…a poetry reading taking place in Second Life, a cyber world which has a sim Costa Rica….inspired by real times in Costa Rica….it is beautiful and profound…

  2. Karima says:

    Wow.. I see massive feelings of electricity in this one..Lightening strikes, Power cables that fell into an indigo puddle… so much energy!! You could power a city on this water alone:) I love the direction it is taking..just keep painting and we all will see where it finally leads to..oh and also..I just Love the colors chosen for this one.Like fantasy Easter hard candies..they are almost edible if they wouldn’t be so “jolting”

  3. jan says:

    Thank you so much Karima, for your encouragement…you are one who always feels my art,( as i do yours!!:)) which is delightful to me. Especially as i explore this new, rather “meaningless” approach to my paintings( compared to my previous deeply intentioned visionary art) …un encumbered with ideas or intentions to transmit a thought with symbologies ….free to simply flow into being for no reason other that why not? But yet there is an energy for sure, perhaps even a purer one?…and in this case it is electric, even for me as i paint. It is so much like a journey into the unknown for me….and i am really enjoying the ride! And it feels so wonderful that you are responding to this process i am experimenting with…you FEEL it…which really is the whole point…ya? Thank you again dear friend for your support and for the inspiration your art so often has for me.

  4. Scott Rolfe says:

    Jan, Karima has shared your wonderful art with me in the past few months, and have enjoyed your creations. And now I see that you are trying this new approach, it is exciting to see where it will go when you let go, and the art moves itself. You can even see the uncontrolled power emanating through the sky. I look forward to continuing to view your journey into this new realm!

    • janbetts says:

      Thank you so much Scott for taking the time to see my art, think about it, and respond!! You seem to have a well traveled path of allowing the art to move itself!
      It is rather joyful for me to move into uncontrolled areas in my art, which was previously so controlled and fine finished, with ideas and meaning at its heart. This new area for me is a surprise over and over….and it does apply to life itself. A delight to know you will view this un-mapped out process with me….thank you!!

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