Day 11 of 30 - Sept 11

One of  the difficult parts of painting is finding an appropriate name for the piece! Some artists plan ahead and name the painting first, which guides them in the creative process. I envy those who can do that!

However, this painting speaks to me as Sleep Deprivation. There are hidden things going on including the random, alarming reds which mimic a racing mind. The scratched lines and marks are a suggestion of the concerns that keep the cycle going. Beneath the busy-ness is a hint of of calm, teasing and taunting. Today it has a name.

Here's wishing all a restful sleep, especially those who need it most!

Sleep Deprivation
Oil and Wax on Cradled Panel