Interminable Pull initially started out as a commissioned piece in blues, greens and yellows. You can see those colors in the first few layers showing through. I used about every color imaginable in this piece... something I don't do very often.
When I added the first layer of red I knew the painting was not going to be right for the commission, but I was interested in what was happening on the canvas, so I continued.
It started out horizontal (and could actually hang horizontally if its collector prefers). While I continued to work on the piece, I became aware of a local gallery's Love competition for Valentine's Day. I didn't consider this piece for that competition, until I began analyzing all my human relationships.
While I certainly love my family and friends, the only one, true, lifelong love, passion, completely unconditional relationship I've ever had has been with my art. The work doesn't care how many times I've left it, for how long or for whatever reason. It has always been there for me. Always.
The work doesn't judge me for bad decisions or how many times I've failed. In fact, the work is better for all those negative things. And no matter how many time I've left it, for however long or for whatever reason... it always pulls me back. It is the one thing that has remained consistent throughout my entire life and only gotten better.
The work is my Interminable Pull. What's yours?
(By the way, it won the People's Choice Award at the local gallery's competition)
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 inches
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