Well the votes are in, on what “is” a finger painting.

I had responses on the blog, privately, and all across the social media networks. I’d like to thank everyone for their support, and for stepping up to offer their thoughts. You are so appreciated!

I will give you the results in a sec, but first I wanted to show you my two newest acrylic paintings. .. CAVE DRAWING  and SPIRIT DANCER

I had no intention for either of these pieces being anything other than pure abstraction. But as often happens with my works, the images just appeared. I learned a long time ago not to argue when that happened, and to take it as a gift. My mom says I see the images all the time, most likely from spending one too many days as a child laying in the grass watching for shapes in the clouds. Maybe she is right. Smile.

SPRIT DANCER 12" x 12" x 1.5" Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas $550.00

12″ x 12″ x 1.5″
Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

And in case you were wondering, here are the results of my poll:

The general concensus was:

  • 1. As long as the majority of the painting is done as a finger painting, then it would officially be called that using methods in place for competitions for other mediums, and techniques.
  • 2. Seriously no one seemed to care if I used tools, or even if they were fingerpaintings, as long as I was enjoying what I was doing.
  • 3. Not one person cared if the works were in oils or acrylic.

So, I am going to listen to all of you and primarily quit worrying about the details. Although, I have to tell you, there is some ego involved in saying I did not touch a painting with a brush or palette knife. And I truly love not having to clean tools. But the flip side of that is, if i decide I can’t get to the needed details without using a tool, I won’t feel quite so panicky about reaching for that palette knife or brush. :)

Again, thank you all for your support and helping me find my way through this dilemma. You will never know how much stress you have removed from my shoulders.

If you have some free time between now and next weeks post, why don’t you head over to my FaceBook Page and see what is happening in the studio right now.

Have a Wonderful Week! ~ Cyd


“We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. It would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends and living our lives.” ~ Maya Angelou