“Right Brain, Left Brain 1” is my second painting on canvas (30×30”, acrylic) and one of my favorites. I enjoy using geometric shapes and crisp lines (left brain dominate according to the old theory) together with organic shapes and uneven lines (right brain).
This painting began as a surface to clean brushes and use up odd bits of mixed colors. I decided to develop the random shapes and colors, and to contrast that with a large flat geometric area, which led me to try visually disorienting the shape of the canvas – something that had been on my mind but not attempted at that point.
”Right Brain, Left Brain 1” still makes me smile, partially because of the satisfaction of solving the problem and mostly because it looks to me like something happy and frisky is escaping into the world.