Anticipation has been sold and was delivered to its new home in Archdale, NC on September 2, 2017.
This painting depicts how we are always in process--ever-changing and evolving--pressing forward in anticipation of our destiny. The inspiration for it came from my love of aqua and green and a desire to use them while trying out a new texturizing product. The name came to me while the painting was in progress as my anticipation began to build.
Twenty-two plus layers of acrylic medium, paints and glazes were applied--each layer representing a journey of anticipation. I tried out a new product on this abstract which resulted in the beginning layers turning out rough and difficult to work with, just like we can be at times in our life. As texture was applied, sanded and refined with more layers of color added, the rough edges and underlying flaws began to disappear.
The rough gray textured background represents difficult times we experience when we are discouraged or struggling while the aqua represents the calm that washes over us like streams of water when we reach a place of peace. The lime green signifies growth and the red and gold streaks stand for breakthroughs and ideas we have that propel us forward.
Several of my abstracts have the versatility to hang either vertically or horizontally depending on what your space requires. Anticipation is one of those.