Monday, October 11, 2010
Breathless was one of those paintings where you don't know what you're doing until you've done it. It started off as a stress reliever and then became something else entirely. It has a certain quality that makes one want to daydream or make interpretations... but in truth trying to explain this painting has me at a loss. My brother Matthew told me he thought Breathless is what a dream looks like. I don't know if you'd agree, but I really loved that way of looking at it!
Breathless took me one week to paint, while I listened to Tolstoy's War and Peace, which happened to be way different than what I was expecting. I've come to the conclusion that Tolstoy is kind of like the Jane Austen of Russia, and I really love Jane Austin.