Freedom of Dreaming / 2012
SOLD / Original $2,700 / Acrylic on canvas 24" x 30" / Prints available. Description: "Freedom of Dreaming" is a spontaneous composition that took shape while I meditated on the steadfast determination it takes to pursue dreams and ambitions. When I started the painting I didn't know what was going to happen on the canvas, I simply knew I wanted to tell this story through the wildness of spirited horses and the beauty of brilliant light and the power that fuels the freedom to dream. Spontaneous pieces such as this one often develop in a method comparable to working with clay which implement techniques of "putting in" and "taking out" elements until a natural flow begins to take shape. Once the subject is teased out of the abstract foundation, a painting can seem to take off on its own. I balance between spontaneity and personal influence over a composition and at times the process can feel similar to taking an expedition into a mysterious land where I am forced to rely on intuition to get through the journey and find myself awed at the discovery of the unexpected along the way. It can be thrilling, joyous, exhausting, disappointing, astounding, blissful, consuming, addictive, educational, a harsh mentor, a stampede of gifts. And when such a painting is completed, I hope to take my viewers with me, away from the tedium of daily routine and into the exciting realms of the unknown where anything is possible. © Copyright 2012 Lucy West / All Rights Reserved. Contact Lucy West for information regarding image use.