Several years ago, trying to expand her understanding of all art expressions,Billups decided to do some abstract paintings, based on the human figure.
She took a handful of life drawings from about 800 or so that she had done over the past 20 years, and pulled those that seemed to have a nice over all design to them.
THEN, she spent days....almost weeks, trying to figure out what to do with it!!!
THIS creation, took the better part of a week...or more...
with a large part of the time, wondering, worrying, searching...
with NOTHING TO LOOK AT, as in plein air painting, she was rather LOST in the process!!!
HOWEVER, over the winter months, she finally developed 5 or 6 abstract paintings, that for some strange reason,
the color all leaned toward the colors of raku pots!!!
Stranger still, because she NEVER REALLY PAINTS THE COLOR BROWN!!!
Yet, some how all of these creations leaned toward the brown family!!
Varying from reddish browns, to taupes, to all other "shades of gray" sort of sp...