Abstract » EASYBEAT


The inspiration for this picture came from the music that we had in one of the sessions.  It had what I felt was an ‘easy’ beat – almost like a heart-beat – although it was the quality of the beat that made me feel like this, not the speed of the beat.  I realised that if I could dance through life to that beat I probably wouldn’t have any high blood pressure.  I really wanted to try painting the easy beat of this music which has its roots in Africa – the group playing were an African group.

I felt the beat was very earthy and that is why the background is of earth colours.  I spent some time trying to get the quality of the beat through the lines that I painted.  I tried a variety of different shapes and colours.