Lost and Found

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Lost and Found

2,000.00

This painting placed 3rd in the Light Space and Time gallery for their 6th Annual Abstract Show.  It was chosen as 3rd Overall Best out of 760 entries.  And this painting also won an Honorable Mention in the Imagine Show.

Lost and Found

Just like in life, sometimes, you have to get lost to be found. This painting took on many transformations.  I started it in October and finished it last week (mid- February).  It brought with it a whole range of emotions while painting it.  I start off feeling excited when I begin a brand new canvas because it's a clean slate and full of so many possibilities.  This painting is the biggest one that I've worked on to date at 48" X 48".  This was especially thrilling for me.  I loved the expansive space to work on with getting my whole body into it.  As with any intuitive painting, I really have no preconceived idea of what I want it to look like and let the painting evolve on its own.  This is where other emotions start to filter in depending on how the painting is going.  I go from excited to feeling lost.  In the process, comes a wide range of feelings from frustration, hopelessness, overwhelm to even anger.  I call this stage falling into the abyss.  I take a deep dive into darkness until I start to see that spark of light again.   At times, this painting sat for weeks untouched. I would stop to look at it while I painted something else in my studio. I would study it and wait to listen to what it wanted next. When inspiration hit again, the excitement built and things started moving in the right direction until it took another nosedive and I fell back into darkness.  This happened at least 4 times with this painting.  I finally found the way out to where I loved the result. I know that trusting the process eventually leads me to a painting that I'm thrilled with so I've learned to roll with it.  I'll eventually do a blog posting showing the various photos of the transformation from one painting session to the next. It turned out so different from how it began.

"Lost and Found" is 48" X 48" X 1.5" on gallery wrapped canvas with sides painted black. This painting was created with acrylic paints. It will be sealed with a gloss varnish to protect it from dust. It will come with an attached hanging wire ready to hang.

The purchase of this original artwork does not transfer reproduction rights. All rights remain with the artist, Stephanie Estrin. 

Please note that all monitors are different and this image may appear lighter or darker on your screen compared to the actual painting. Every effort was made to accurately depict it's likeness.

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