Wendy Jones
Fine art is the head and the heart and the hand together

The Rebellious Curator

(posted on 8 Sep 2020)


I painted this right after I completed Mona Lisa. After struggling with the challenges of copying another artist from a photo, I couldn't wait to get back to the way I was used to painting, freely from my thoughts and without any references. I started with a black canvas, threw out a quick horizon line, and then went at it quickly but deliberately, with a large brush. After 2 hours and just before my students were to arrive for class, I came up with the title "Every dark road should have a path to hope" I realize there are some compositional issues and the painting is far from perfect, but the point is, that sometimes an artist has to let go and let the painting paint itself. Is it a reflection of my thoughts? Yes, I'm sure it is, but the viewer can take from it whatever they want. Any thoughtful art has a way of doing that anyway.