Whenever I start to feel attached to a painting, I think of this one. I painted several backgrounds before settling on this one, and each time it changed, it grew farther away from being finished. It took me over a year to decide on this one. I've grown attached, it's still not finished and I miss the other versions. #art #paintings #jaygarfinkle #surrealism #acrylic #symbolism
I'm not sure how it all starts, it's like my thoughts are popcorn going off in my brain. I try to make each pen stroke compliment the last one, so they're happy together. Someone once asked me what I think about when I do this. My answer was. "I think about everything, and nothing at all." She replied, " Keep doing that Jay, keep doing that." I've learned that meditation is an attempt at reducing the inane chatter in our minds, so we become more in touch with our true selves.
Exquisite Corpse with Bernard Dumaine. bernardumaine.deviantart.com Acrylic on canvas. Split diagonally, Bernard painted from bottom left, I finished from a small strip he left revealed in the middle. #art #illustration #surrealism #acrylic #canvas #exquisite
On the idea of surrealism. We all express our thoughts and ideas in a variety of ways, some truthful and others with subtle agendas. Without an outlet for either approach, our minds would fill up and overflow with a complex unintelligible dialogue about spirituality, duality, philosophy, anthropology, ecophysiology, morphology, holography, astrology, and methodology, to name a few. We communicate what is in our power to communicate instinctively and our instincts are born ou
Shahla Rosa and Joe MacGown, two incredible artists have invited me to share my art in the LUSO-American Surrealism Now exhibit January 11 in Mississippi. Along with Shahla and Joe, I'll be surrounded by a collection of outstanding surrealists from around the world. I'm very much looking forward to it. The LUSO-America Surrealism of the 21st Century exhibition will feature the surreal works of six notable US artists and four Portuguese artists, as well as a few local Mississ