No Straight Lines 50″x36″ 2019 by Paula Martiesian
I’m happiest in my studio. It’s both a safe cocoon and a creative laboratory that allows me to experiment with almost anything. There are no computers or cell phones to bother me and my mind wanders free, unencumbered with to-do lists or appointments. My dog is my most frequent companion and the sole intruder. She brings in a parade of toys until she finds one that entices me to play with her.
This painting, No Straight Lines, is from a view out my studio window. The windows are north-facing and sit high above the floor. I have to climb up on a wooden flat file to see outside. Often, the view is spectacular providing inspiration for several of my paintings, including this one.