Friday, February 22, 2013
Not missing - just musing
Now what's that supposed to mean? It means that I struggle with what I create. This morning I had a revelation however. I remembered that I am made in the image of God - and he is the original Creator. And God didn't create for anyone's approval. He created for himself. Wow!!! I guess I have been working towards this - but it was a very freeing moment.
The canvases on top are 2 images of the same work. This was a painting that definitely wasn't working on a somewhat larger canvas. I took a 21 Secrets workshop last year and one of the instructors was Dina Wakely. I think that was the workshop that most resonated with me - it was all about intuitive paintings. You draw shapes and paint into them to help you discover what the subject of the painting will be. It was very freeing for me. Flora Bowley is the other artist who is influencing me here. I haven't been able to take her class yet - but I have watched some videos of her at work and I love the "intuitive", free flowing mark marking that she does. The first pic of the canvas is when I tried to force a subject - didn't work at all. So - I am back to paint layers and mark making. Will share as I go.
The mermaid - she is from my last post. My daughter took one look at her and said I like her but you need to hide your pink and purple shades. Your backgrounds are all the same color. The real problem was that I used too much of the same colors in the mermaid and the fish. So I decided to go bold. I changed my colors up a bit and did some stenciling on the mermaid. I am pleased that I stepped out of the safe place and just went with it!
Long post - didn't even post at all last week. Look what comes of talking to God about my art and asking Him to inspire me - more creative energy than I have had in a while. Thanks for stopping by - I love to hear from you if you have time to make a comment. I am linking to Paint Party Friday Stop by and check out the wonderful work of so many artists - go bold and link your art there as well!!