I came home tonight from work after a 15 hour shift on two hours of sleep. I have been belligerently exhausted for most of the evening and my plan was to go to sleep. I put on Sleigh Bells and with the music and the exhaustion an overwhelming urge to paint without boundaries came over me.
I rarely paint abstract anymore. I have tried to keep my work conceptual in the last few years, and though the portraits I have been making are not conceptual per say they are to me and follow a form as well.
I didn't even make the conscious decision to paint this. This painting made me paint it. In an almost manic-like state this came out of me in an hour and I have absolutely no idea where it came from.
Acrylic on canvas
My life as of late has been personal issue after personal issue. I have been a mess. I think something in me just snapped. All the messiness and sadness in my life and the lives of the people closest to me had taken it's toll. And I am very pleased with the result.
Will I paint more abstract? I doubt it. Perhaps if I have more to get out suddenly. We shall see.