oil on canvas 12" x 18"
Sometimes, when one expects it least, color will begin moving forward and back, shapes will occupy new ground and the dynamic of the painting begins to revolt and shift. Most times I have found this to be a good thing - it means I am so lost in process that my sense of time, of place, of self, have evaporated.
I think this is similar to when novelists claim that their imgined characters take on a life of their own.
One of my guideposts has always been a quote attributed to e.e. cummings.
"mystery is significant."