Friday, August 26, 2011

~Let it Flow~

20x7", watercolor, ink, colored pencil on arches hot press paper.
In going through an artist-block, I was directed to my 'little savior' as I call him. The words my inspirational partner said to me on this most eventful day (I must tell you reader that this block was going on for about a seven month period), directed me to re-think myself as an artist and as a thinker. I have been trying to be the best (like Borris, Julie, or John) in the swiftest path that my artistic ability allowed, which I felt at the time should be instant. But, thanks to my partner, Chris, I was taken aback from his words. Those words made me sit and think, not forcefully, but just think. Once I felt I was ready, I retrieved a piece of scrap to just doodle, but I saw a pre-cut piece of Hot Press that directed my mind into another direction of thoughts.
Therefore, I had this interest to paint a sky (didn't really know how, just went about it). Yet, the sky didn't seem right to me, and with that I shorten it a bit (which is the explanation for the abrupt edges of the mountain and clouds). This then led to that protruding grass-covered mountain-peek. Before I completed this, I was captured by how I painted the arched atmosphere the clouds displayed, creating a perfect framed in area that seemed empty. That was when my little savior came in. When taking my time in coming up with the idea of this creature, I took my time to make sure I got the idea out just the way my mind pictured him. With that, my mind just seemed to 'click' with formality, clarity, inspiration, and ability. I now have a firmer grasp of ideas and a constant flow of ideas. As I am still growing as an artist, I now have an idea I always fall back on. This piece and how it reminds me of that period of time which then reminds my mind the process it went through to unlock my potential ideas.
Who knows, maybe this will be a cover to a book someday.