Mindfulness collection. 36" x 48" x 1.5”. Acrylic on raised wooden panel by Wendy Pabich.
Intentionally choosing inherently coarse materials and approaches to painting allows me to better dispense with the rigors of technique in favor of creative impulses. For this particular piece, I set myself up to paint on a rather large surface, cranked some music, and began layering heaps of color onto the surface using nothing more than my hands and fingers. The size of the work and the direct connection between my hands and the work, allowed me to quickly deepen into a full-body dance—performing yoga-on-canvas. Only near the end did I use a brush to give detail to her eyes and add a few sharper marks throughout. The remainder of the piece remains a product of flow. She's big and bold and full of love.