Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Process

I love watching artists create their paintings.  Each step of the way I find myself admiring their work and saying okay,  Stop.  It's perfect.  But, no.  They keep adding and adding.  I didn't understand.

They would add a new color that I'd think is way too dark, then they would add another color, or this shape or that texture.  Soon, I would be loving this too.

Finally they would have that feeling.  The feeling of this is done.  It is what I want.  But, it was that whole process, the creating, the changes that was the feeling that makes them feel the creation process.

Not unlike a recipe.  With each new ingredient or step it takes on this new look, new feel or taste.

Now, I get it.

Here's my process:

Is it done?

I add darkness.

Maybe some color?

More color...

Now,  I feel like it might need light again.

What do you think?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Nature Inspiration

 Crawling Vine?

Bleeding Heart

 Chinese Lantern

 Bleeding Heart Leaf

My Rose Bush

Some photos from around my yard.  It's nice that I don't have to go far to find beauty.
It's everywhere.