Night Lights 3
20″ x 16″
oil on gallery-wrapped canvas
(c) 2010 Tracy Wall
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
— Norman Vincent Peale
Here’s a little abstraction I’d been wanting to play with. (1st abstract attempt!)
I’ve been working a lot at night lately, and if I’m out and about am sometimes drawn in by the lights I see.
When no one is up and I’m painting away, my mind can start churning. It’s at times like these when one’s demons arise and it’s easy to fall prey to self-doubt. The mind falls back on old habits, the “why’s” and “how come’s”. Replaying to find where things went right as well as where I messed up. Reliving things I wish might be different.
Aackk! Careful; not too much of that! Can’t rewind time. Must only deal with what’s happening today right now.
So I keep looking toward the lights.