Ever had one of those brilliant midnight ideas and let it drift away? Well, painter Susan Cornelis had one and made it a reality, that rare bird, a painting collaboration. Encouraged by B.L.T., the collaborative project of Lisa Beerntsen, Tony Spiers, and Bob Stang, Susan asked me to be her partner in an a collaborative painting series with abstracted themes.
We began on Saturday in Susan’s studio. Making it up as we went along, we decided to start with smaller paper pieces to get a feel for a larger series on canvas. Here’s a start by Susan Cornelis:
As you can see, the starts were so beautiful it felt very risky presuming to “finish” them! I “finished” the start you see above with this version below.
Here’s another one of Susan’s brilliant starts:
And my finish below:
A secret: this kind of painting is addicting, riveting, and fun. To see more of the project, including a few of my starts and Susan’s finishes, visit Susan’s blog, Conversations with the Muse. Cooperators are standing by, so more to come.