Well, it has finally happened! Summer is here and I am enjoying the return of sunshine and warmth.
I have much to do in the studio getting ready for shows but I am called to get outdoors .....where there is a different and unique arena of living creatively. Observing, sketching, feeling, appreciating, photo hikes, and breathing in the sunshine. This is my time of Inspiration! A few months of easy going awareness and daydreaming. If I take advantage of this special season I'll be busy painting all winter!
Sketching is starting to take on more importance to me. In the past it was a pleasant passage of time, doing what I loved. I am approaching my sketchbook differently now as an opportunity to sit in awareness and observation...a time of study. I am moving into an interest of landscapes and find I want to know the differences in structure of specific trees and bushes. Perspective and values take on more clarity. I'm seeing what I have always seen but with different eyes. I like these eyes.
This study time paints my life with a meaningful wash...I am not just moving through life; I am engaging it... and becoming a part of what I see.
This is "the secret sauce" I will bring to my paintings!