Friday, March 23, 2012

Welcoming Spring

Flower Buddha, 13"x19", watercolor, 2003

The sun is shining, the hummingbirds are back and the early spring flowers are blooming. I always delight in this time of the year. This painting is about that.

I have not been in my studio for over a week. I have been putting together a meditation class. A nice group of people is coming weekly and each week I present another aspect of meditation practice. I have never done anything like that, though meditation is a significant part of my life. And so this has become my creativity at this point.

I am allowing myself to not feel pushed to create something visual at this point and am enjoying the open space that emerged, a space that feels contemplative and full in some mysterious way. I feel like an expectant mother, just settling into allowing the unseen growth of new inspirations within to happen without interference.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Illumined One

8x10 watercolor
I was looking through my work and came upon this watercolor. I was into negative painting at that time and this was a very complex one to complete. It represents the one neuron that "gets" the whole picture about the nature of reality. The Universe is lit up within it's experience....

I look with nostalgia on my previous work with watercolors. The past 2 1/2 years I have been pursuing education about design and composition. I have reached a burn out stage at this time. I enter the studio and face the acrylics and the colored papers and engage in collage assignments. I almost hate it. The acrylics, collage and I do not do well together. I am so looking forward to completing my commitment to the class I am taking now, clean up my studio and settle into being with watercolors again. Though I will need to reacquaint myself with them.

I may even not wait till the end of the class...