"Peace is not something you wish for;
It’s something you make,
Something you do,
Something you are,
And something you give away."
I enjoy the negative space on the canvas very much while developing a painting and designing an art piece. Looking at the painting in process above inspires me to want to work more with the use of negative space. In developing my current artwork I am committed to color, to showing off color, to fill each empty block with color and cause all those various colors in the painting to interrelate, to perform together, dance and harmonize and cause a feeling of beauty and order. I am drawn to the use of more whites and light tones with my work.
The white space in the unfinished painting above reminds me of snow: clean, pure, untouched possibilities peacefully surrounding and supporting the color. Peaceful. I want to prop myself up and surround myself with elements that say peace.
-Jill Keller Peters
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