"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!
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!