Woke up feeling all Chrismasy and stuff! Christmas Day is one my MOST most favorite days of the year. Actually, I enjoy the entire hoiday season. I just love all of the Christmas music, parties and just overall good vibes that permeates the air. Love it! I was lucky enough (and by lucky I mean - two healthy, rambunctious, adorable little boys) to have my nephews (did I mention adorable) stay over at my house this week, so I'd initially decided that I would not paint since I had to rearrange my studio space a bit to welcome them. But I'd been seeing a big, Christmas tree set agains a beautiful NOLA Skyline in my mind's eye for days. I was so inspired when I woke up on Christmas morning and saw them that I decided that this vision (or some version of it) had to come out of my mind today. #Enjoy! Merry Christmas New Orleans - wishing you peace, happiness and most of all real joy!!!
Still not sure how I feel about this one. I was so inspired by the last one (Melancholy) that I wanted to continue on in the (kind of sort of) same color palette. I used Quinicridone Violet but it just does not have the vibrancy of the mixture that I made before using India Blue and Magenta. Nevertheless, I can appreciate th way the color adds a depth of deepness or darkeness which i am learning is simply a part of life. These paintings for me are always in the moment- never giving too too much thought to what is happening but rather letting it flow. And so came the circle of gold mica flakes. I felt it was a great contrast against the purple. This piece, I wanted to call "In Spirit and Truth" but settled on one simple word "True." ...Because in the sentiments of my inner rapper I can truly say that - I aint new to this- I'm true to this! LOL - Have a great day!
Literally dreamed about this painting or the colors rather. I kept seeing this beautiful beautiful purple in my mind's eye with a really bright pink and naturally for me the teal color flowed into it. I created this purplish color with Indian Blue and Magenta and I let the modeling paste be the tint to lighten it up. As I rewatched this video I saw several stages where I thought "wow" the colors are so beautiful I could have stopped there." I''m already working on others with the same color palatte. I have a feeling this may be a long series. Maybe...I get bored so quick LOL
What started out last night as prep turned into an impromptu soul session that I now call "ButterFly" i couldn't help myself and painted the whole darn thing. So instead of #mornjng #meditation, I guess I will call this one #midnight #magic --- "It occurred to me this morning that something like butterflies, our wings of transformation are formed in a dark cocoon and then birthed through an already purposed struggle- to be set free and never the same again." 😯 Having never gone through the process before... I wonder what a caterpillar thinks is happening to it as it is lead to cocoon itself in the shell.... Hmmm 😣😃
#Morning #Meditation - lost the entire first half of footage 😩 - but still wanted to share. No title yet - this one is still working on me. ... I have a feeling I'll be back to this piece.
For fun, for growth, for life... I've been recording and sharing my morning practice of painting in the early mornings as a meditation and sharing them with you.
This page is dedicated to sharing my process of creating art during those early morning moments when I work.