Tuesday, July 3, 2012

19/365: A Timely Muse

Today I made:

The earth, the sea and the sky...

J's painting is nearly finished, just in time for her departure. Three hours of uninterrupted studio time- I'm covered in paint and a silly grin. It's lovely when my vision begins to materialize on the canvas, but to be in the zone for that amount of time, no blocks, no hesitation- that is the best feeling!
Ideas fall into place, colors blend just right, the painting takes on a life of its own. This is what happens when I get out of my own way, when I let go of the end product and create for the joy of the process.
This is often difficult for me when I'm making something with a specific person in mind. The need to get it just right for them makes it hard to release control. But not today. I needed this session to remind me that I can let go even when I have a vision in mind. J is a sweet spirit and a perfect muse.

I'll post the finished piece soon. For now, sneaky peekies:

earth, sea, sky...painting in progress

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