Reflecting on a painting. For our Workshop at Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, on Saturday, I did my usual warm-up exercises, and was very happy with this abstract sumi e painting…
“Our Love” 1919S
I think, what love does to us
is a Gordian knot,
it’s that complicated.
M. Oliver -‘Porcupine’
At first I thought to name this paintiong “Gordian Knot”, but I went through my process of deeper reflection, which I shared in marilynwellsartjournal.com and was much more satisfied with the title “Our Love”.
This is how one can reflect on a painting. One can do this exercise with paintings, both your own and in an art museum, as well as with anything your eye chooses to fall on. Like a tree. Look at something deeply. Ask what it is saying to you. Reflect on what that means for you, for your life. And dwell there for a moment to absorb this I/Thou moment. Enjoy!