I usually paint my reaction to the physical environment around me.
At the moment, I needed to paint something I have a hard time putting into words.
This is my expression of the blazing rise of the spirit.
Our flag is tied in knots, our message confused in my opinion.
This painting and creating it, has calmed my spirit.
Dated with a tattoo.
Thanksgiving Woods is 72" x 60" oil on canvas. It is my impression of the light in late November in New York state.
'Rippled' is 72 x 60" oil on canvas and depicts one of those cool spring mornings.
'East End Lace 2' 60 x 48" oil on canvas
Painting has become necessary in my life. The inquiry, colors, surprises and challenges are all food for my soul.
The more I try, the more ideas I have. Beauty in nature inspires my creative impulse.
Author Brenda Ueland’s remarkable insight in, “If You Want to Write” reminds us
“there is something necessary and life-giving about ‘creative work’. A state of excitement. And it is like a faucet: nothing comes unless you turn it on, and the more you turn it on, the more it comes.”
The act of painting is my hook, when the image turns out close to my expectations, contentment.
Sally Breen, 2018
'Color Sketch 2' 8 x 8" oil on board
'Inner Glow' 72 x 36" oil on canvas framed (sold)
'Convergence' 72 x 36" oil on canvas framed (sold)
'Winter Farm Field'. 64 x 52". oil on canvas NFS