In my previous blog I described the beginning of an energy painting and the conflict between the Ego Mind and the Creative Mind. As I finished the blog, I was hanging the unfinished painting on the wall to study it until it told me what to do next.
This is what it looked like then:
I worked on a portrait for a while and this painting was hanging on the wall opposite where I paint. It asked for more emphasis on the swirling motion. I used an iridescent white to follow the movement around the canvas. Then more Van Dyke Brown. Ego Mind is still fussing over the lack of recognizable images but I still couldn’t see any.
Suddenly a tree started to grow while the painting was in the vertical position. If you look at the image above, you would have to rotate it so that the top is now on the bottom and that’s where the tree began to grow. It was clearly a winter tree and required lots of tedious small branches to look convincing. As the painting neared completion, as often happens, its name came into my mind. “Winter Vortex.” I had to Google it to see if it made sense, and it does, as far as my “scientific mind” can comprehend. But now that it’s claimed its name, Google only turns up “Polar Vortex” for me. Still, the name has been chosen and so remains.
Here is the finished painting: