Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mother ~ The First Release in the Expanded Visions Collection

The Expanded Visions Collection ~ First Release: Mother

Mother
8x10"
Acrylic on Canvas
$120 ~ with $10 going to a charity benefiting Mothers & Children
(charity choice in process)
Available in the Online shop


The Expanded Visions Collection
20-40 small paintings exploring Vision and Spontaneity
~ inspired by simple phrases and words determined ideal enough to place on my Vision Board ~ then unfolded, visually, onto deep 8x10 canvases to share.


When I have a brush and canvas in front of me, and blobs of paint at the ready, I feel spontaneous and free.



I can thicken or thin figures, change the temperature with a wash of color, or redo entire heads ~ maybe wipe out an entire composition and start again if the image does not suite my vision.



This freedom brings Passion and true release.



I want to share this passion with you.


Painting, for me, brings feelings that anything can be accomplished or manifested.




This new body of work will pivot on spontaneity and vision.




Sometimes called Treasure Maps, Vision Boards consist of images and words we collect that speak to our heart and represent the goals and visions for our particular ambitions. With the idea that seeing what we want in visual form every day will encourage it to become evident in our lives.



Creating my board with my 4-year-old son made a joyful afternoon: with magazines we picked and ripped, adjusted and glued. We listened to music, ate apple slices and let our hearts guide us to the images and headlines that clicked. Upon completion I sat back and realized that in addition to a couple images, my entire board was comprised of words. This speaks to my love of stories, titles and lyrics.



Now, I repeat these words, and images appear; I begin to realize that the phrases and words I chose inspire me not only in how I want to live my life, but also, individually, as potential artistic fuel. I have created for myself a treasure trove of visual inspiration.




The goal is to provide fresh inspiration for others, as well, as we head into springtime and beyond.



For these upcoming paintings, I envision quick and intimate flashes of life ~ touches, kisses, positions and poses. I have taken notes on ideas for fresh palettes, detail, natural touches and texture.




This collection will be guided by:
~ Emotion
~ Skin To Skin
~ Motherhood
~ Closeness
~ Fresh Rawness
~ Spontaneity
~ Spring & Nature
~ Texture
~ Whimsy



Even the words give me chills and elicit eagerness to be starting a new collection of mini paintings.




The details:
• 20-40 8x10 Paintings on deep, splined (no back staples) canvases
• $120 each with $10 from each purchase going directly to a charity supporting mothers and children.
Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions ~ have a wonderful day,
Love & Sincerely, Katie

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Thank you for your comment!
Sincerely,
Katie m. Berggren
http://www.kmberggren.com