Candy Pops

Candy Pops

I love candy!

It’s true I just do, for Christmas my husband always buys me, sweets, perhaps he wants to send me off in some Diabetic Comma, but I don’t care still love getting candy any time of the year :O) . I don’t know all I know is that this painting must have been influenced by my subconscious.

Generally with painting, I have an idea of what I want to achieve. But with abstract you have to let go of what is perceived as the normal way of painting, E.G making it look like something. You have to let your mind lead your hands and let ideas flow. It sounds pretty simple right, but let me tell you it’s not. Sure you could just throw a pot of paint at a canvas, and wherever the paint lands that is what it was supposed to do. In fact some artists have done that.
But what’s really difficult to to actually paint a painting, without the constraints or the constructs that society put on us and their understanding of what art is.

From primary school right through to secondary, we are taught that a piece of art is an image that portrays an object, person or scene, but whilst this is true it does not make great art. When at University were taught about letting go and bringing the subconscious to light, but is this good art? I have to argue that whilst it is a way to do art t does not mean its good, but it does enable the artist to explore their true self. but this is still within the constructs of what the tutor deems as being good art.

But of course, art is so subjective, one person will love a piece but hates another piece, which is loved by someone else. and this is where art comes into its own. Good art is a piece that speaks to someone and I would suggest that every piece of art will be loved or hated by someone.

I don’t paint many Abstracts but when I do I feel it’s important to not start out with a theme or an idea, but let the paint dictate what’s happening. This is what happened with this piece, I think it looks like lollypops, someone else thinks they look like lights on a river and I’m pretty sure you’ll think they look like something else.
But I seriously enjoy the process and like the outcome of this piece.

Acrylic on Canvas Board £375
Size – ML – 50cm x 50 cm x 2cm
CAT# – LD202110LLBL
Artist/Designer – Lucy Dawlish (LucyD)
Materials – Canvas Board – Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylics
– Golden Isolation Layer – Liquitex Gloss Varnish

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