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 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.


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


    • 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


  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


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


    • 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 🙂


  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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