Four Hands Painting: The Golden Thread

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Next Thursday is the opening for my collaborative project’s show with Suzanne Edminster, my dear friend and painting buddy.  This is actually the second show of paintings we have created together in a process where we not only paint on the same paintings, but collaborate every step of the way.

People always ask how.  Short version is we both paint simultaneously on different canvases and then switch, giving full permission for the other person to proceed as she sees fit.  Along the way we talk about our intentions and try to solve design issues together.  We keep switching until we both think we’re done.  What about the artist-ego thing?  Well it’s so much fun and such a relief to share the burden of creation that we’re able to just let it go and enjoy.  And I think you’ll enjoy the outcome – abstract acrylic paintings to take you on a colorful mythological journey!

We hope you’ll come to the show to see how a golden thread has woven a third artist out of our two styles.  You will also see whimsical mixed media portraits we painted of each other along with a new video of us painting together on the same painting.  Opening Reception next Thursday 6-8pm at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

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