Believing Takes Practice Original Marbled Acrylic Abstract Art Painting


In Madeleine L-Engle’s classic book, “A Wind in the Door” (2nd in the 3 part Wrinkle in Time series), Meg and Calvin are presented with an impossible idea. They’re encouraged to put faith in this idea, calling on their youthful ability to “make believe” - an ability, they are reminded, that takes practice.

I think, as an artist, “believing” may very well be one of the hardest things I have to do! This piece came from a very experimental place - it was something odd and beautiful that floated to the surface of my marbling tank one afternoon. It wasn’t traditional, it didn’t have a particular color palette, nor any sort of planned composition, but I was called to bring it to life anyway. It was one of those serendipitous moments artists long for and all it took was a little trust.

This original acrylic marbled painting was created on Texoprint paper with acrylic paint on a carrageenan bath and is mounted on a 9" x 12" birch cradle panel, so it can be hung without a frame. The piece is signed and dated at the bottom right.


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