EASEL TIDES: GAIL M. ALLEN'S PAINTING JOURNAL

Gail Allen is a classically trained artist living in New Hampshire, USA, who sculpts, paints and creates custom designed landscapes, murals and event products.
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Gail M. Allen Fine Art

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Flow of Creativity my Latest Painting, hot off the easel!

This 30" X 40" acrylic painting, The Flow of Creativity is my latest finished work, hot off the easel. It has been sitting unfinished for quite a few months, but is now completed and ready to be sent to a new home. If you are interested in prints or purchasing the original please visit my website. Just click here: Gail Allen Fine Art.


The Flow of Creativity is a symbolic representation of my views on the creation process. The central Geisha figure, with traditional thickly lined eyes, pale face and crimson red lipstick, rising out of the waters of creation, symbolically represents the artisan. Her dress is created from the rising water: a source of life, regeneration and birth. An artist develops talent similar to the Geisha's who are in training for many years, often in mysterious secrecy for a long period, working hours on traditional preparation and perseverance. The golden atmosphere surrounding the figure represents the energy flow or "zone" in the creation process. The circling, jumping fish are indicative of spiritual instrumentality in the development and manifestation of a thought into matter. The circle they create is a symbol of time without beginning or end, a continuous flowing succession of instants. The birds, flying white cranes, from the mouths of the fish are representative of thoughts being revealed and made manifest by the artist. Behind all of this is an unrecognizable under-painting that reveals of two large eyes which are barely visible, a thought on the soul's role within the creation process.
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