Wild Roses Painting

"The artist is not a special kind of person, rather each person is a special kind of artist."

Being an artist sometimes gets a lot of attention, but really each one of us is creative at something we do.  

The photo above is actually what I see when I am painting...lots of puddles of color.  I have decided that really what I do is push paint puddles around.  I work with fluid acrylics on canvas. I thin the fluid acrylic with water, create a puddle, sometimes I add more color, sometimes I let it dry.  I then repeat the process....over, and over, and over.  I look for places that need dark colors, places that need light color, and I just keep layering.  

It's this crazy process that keeps me fascinated.  Each artist has a process all their own.  Whether they are a painter, a cook, a homemaker, the process of creating is as individual as the person.  The product is wonderful (this painting made me very happy) but the process keeps my creativity alive and growing.  When I step back from the puddles and look at the painting. (smile) HAPPY! 

Painting by Marita Gentry ... Wild Roses
close up wild roses painting
Marita Gentry painting on easel

The above painting is called "Wild Roses" it is very large, a 36x48 canvas.  I actually LOVE working large even though I do smaller paintings a lot.  The most important thing is enjoying the process.  I hope that each person can see that they are an artist and enjoy the creative process of what you do.  Now....if you are a great cook, enjoying the product is right up my alley.  

The picture below is the  painting on my easel.   This painting is going to a gallery.  I would love to keep all my paintings, but I also love to find them wonderful homes.  I have just created an Etsy store.   Please visit.  I have original watercolor quotes, original paintings, and I have created prints of a few of my favorite paintings.  I hope you visit and enjoy.  

Remember, " Each person is a special kind of artist"  Enjoy the process! Have a great day!