Covid creativity: 6May2020

By Yvonne Callaway

The physical distancing required by COVID-19 creates lots of time to paint, experiment, play, consider & adjust. I’ve finished several works in March & April, mostly abstract, intended for a local show. Of course, like so many events, that show has been postponed. 

I’ve managed to learn, work & play. Ampersand is one resulting work, continuing my interest in dots, gesture, layering & depth.

My studio hasn’t been so busy in years. These are unfortunate circumstances though a wonderful opportunity for focus—a silver lining.

391 Ampersand. 10″ X 20″ Acrylic on Canvas by Yvonne Callaway.

Collectif members, send an image of your very recent work to cagac.ca@gmail.com with up to 100 words describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how you’re feeling & how creativity helps. We’d like an informative, inspiring show & tell. 

Writers, send us poetry, lyrics, a short piece or excerpt.

11 comments

  1. WOW! A big change from your usual style and your usual palette. Fun, interesting and very cool. Isolation can be a good thing.

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    • The change has been coming for a while. The covid break has given me chunks of time to play and push. Thank you for the kind comments

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  2. I’m really liking this abstract direction your work is taking, Ampersand being a great example. I’m also impressed that you have made such good use of your time in the studio to experiment. Carry on there, Brenda

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  3. This painting feels like a present, lots of fun little surprises on it, love the spontaneous feel of it.
    Great work👍

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    • Thank you. I painted it in an art class when I didn’t like the set-up, so I painted the man in front of me 🙂

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  4. I love this painting because every time I look at it I see something else… a shadow, a movement, something! I look forward to staring at it in person asap!

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