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Abstract Painting - Escape by Paul McKey

Escape is a painting by Paul McKey which was uploaded on February 27th, 2017.

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Thanks Terrance. yes I understand. I used the word doodle because I had a pen in my hand. I too often start with a splash. Even if I have an outcome in mind I try to break up the process and see if some 'happy accidents' enliven the piece. But starting 'rough' or loose requires confidence to follow it or change and that terrifies many people. Thanks again for your insightful comments and it helps me understand your work which I really enjoy :-)

Paul, can you realize how interesting your reply sounds to me?...I'll explain; 'doodling' is [for the most part] the only way I paint or draw, for the last 35 years; almost every piece on my sight 'arrives, starts out, with zero idea, image or conceptualization'; I and my wife, attempt to have a mind equating to a tabula rasa when we engage the canvas...When you say '...started out as a doodle...' a smile, ear-to-ear arrives! I wish more people realized that they do not have to 'design' but that the image is waiting, imaginally, to arrive. After, when he brushes are away and the piece sits on the wall, the image then tells me 'its' story...and that goes on, every time I see it...I encourage you to look into it more, such images are companions for life...At least that is how I have come to realize 'art'....Best-of-Life, Terrance

Now that is interesting; wonderment, most often reserved to dreamscape...Verb-less narrative, waiting for the next viewer to imagine the course of all other than the balloons...A lifting, to all that is taxed by the day-to-day of reality...Yet not victim to fantasy; believable...where no word is necessary and playfulness is the only obligation of the day!...Uplifting, wonderful! tdp

Paul McKey replied:

Thanks Terrance. I'm glad you get so much out of this image. It started out as a doodle but quickly grew an identity of its own :-)