“Letting Go”

11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas Board

Abstract Painting by Paula Boss - Letting Go

“Letting Go” July 2010

The title of this painting was exactly my state of mind at the time. I was challenging myself to just… let go. Letting go is something that I find extremely difficult to do. It’s hard to open yourself up and expose your vulnerability to the world. I let my primal instinct lead me, to be in the driver seat so to speak, to create without thinking first. It was like standing before the canvas and vomiting out whatever was inside me at that moment.

Letting Go

11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas Board

“Grease Lightning” Aug. 2008

The original photoThis painting probably has the most unique and improbable story. I had baked lamb shoulder chops with Garlic, Rosemary and Thyme for dinner the previous evening and hadn’t gotten to the dishes. So here I was the next morning doing last nights dishes. UGH! To bake the lamb chops I had lined a clear Pyrex baking dish with tin foil that was lightly oiled so the chops wouldn’t stick. But…the chops still stuck somewhat and the foil had ripped. Grease from the chops had seeped under the foil and hardened onto the Pyrex baking pan. When I peeled off the foil, the grease had left a really interesting design on the baking dish. I grabbed the black surfaced non-stick frying pan from the top of the stove that still needed washing, balanced the clear Pyrex baking dish on top of it and photographed the design made by the hardened grease from above.

The original photograph prepped for drawing