Acrylic on Archival Fabriano Artistico #140 Hot Press Paper, 22x30"
Today I am sharing a painting from my exhibit, "Contrasts: Suffering & Hope". It is named "Sanctuary" meaning safe place, shelter, a place of refuge, a holy place. I would love to hear what you feel, what you see, what it brings to your mind....but sometimes it is hard to put that into words, isn't it? I guess that is why I rely on color and movement, shape and value to wrestle it out on the paper. It's that feeling of having something on the tip of your tongue, but that you can't quite grab. Abstracts or non-objective paintings kind of grow on you (at least that is my hope.) We tend to want to have things defined, recognizable, so we can easily grasp what is going on in a painting. That's normal. Don't we all just want to know the answers? Plain and simple. The thing I've grown to love about this kind of painting is that there is some mystery to it, which really, is what we live in. Ultimately we only get a glimpse into the Knowing. So I usually tell people who are looking at my abstracts in discomfort...it's okay...you don't need to know the answers. Just let the color wash over you, drink in the movement as your eyes move around the painting. You can just rest in the Beauty. You can float in the Grace.
Robyn Sand Anderson