Portfolio > The Complexities of Pleasure

color field and gesture  painting by Jess Beyler
oil on panel
65" x 12"
2011
it Was Written in Laughter and Snow
oil on canvas
30" x 22"
2015
pink and blue abstract painting inspired by Japanese brush painting by Jess Beyler
oil on panel
45" x 12"
2008
Duende
oil
46" x 50"
2014
absract painting inspired by lightening and snakes by Jess Beyler
oil on panel
25" x 6"
2011
green abstract painting by Jess Beyler
oil on panel
46" x 12"
2011
turquoise  blue abstract painting by Jess Beyler
oil on panel
65" x 12"
2011
blue and peach  abstract painting by Jess Beyler
oil on panel
25" x 6"
2010
abstract painting by Jess Beyler
oil on panel
25" x 6"
2011
blue abstract painting with red marks by Jess Beyler
oil on panel
70" x 12"
2011

I painted this group of paintings as a meditation on pleasure. I believe I have underestimated the worth and profundity of pleasure for my whole life. This has to stop. But oddly enough, restructuring one's life to include a more generous and luscious space for joy is just as hard as any other sort of restructuring.