David Stelle

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MyMy oil paintings are abstract and unpredictable.
And they can be hung in any direction!   Watch!

The Experience
There is a richness in patterns, shapes, texture and color. Yet there is mystery because meaning is minimal.
Enjoy it like watching clouds or the shore of a lake or gazing at branches and leaves of a tree or the patterns found in rocks alone or perhaps laden with lichen and a perched moth.
Feel contemplative. And freely engage your imagination.
To attain an even richer perceptual experience, let your eye wander into smaller areas to find entire sub-worlds to explore.

The Creation
As I paint I'm in the here and now. I improvise using forces from within such as courage, energy, ideas, motion and emotion.
Jazz musicians are familiar with improvisation but there's a vast
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Mydifference as musicians must be coordinated and mutually supportive. Instead, I'm free to engage my paints and brushes just for myself while I focus purely on the relationship between me and my painting.
 
That's not to say I ignore musical concepts such as theme and rhythm. I do strive for a pleasing result.
I simply follow my own rhythms and patterns and progressions, even to the point where I find myself dancing while I paint, with anything from Eric Dolphy to Eric Donaldson to Eric Clapton in the air!


In a way you can think of my canvas as my stage. Together, my paints, brushes and other tools are my instrument.
With these I express mood, physicality and play. Combining these with concepts of music I compose visual translations while discovering an adventure of painting that's unknowing, expansive and free.


That's one key for my motivation to make art: it has to be some kind of adventure.

Enjoy the results. Many more to come.