Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Create from the Heart

This is one of my sold paintings. It got snatched up quickly after I finished it and it has become on of my best selling prints. My process ended up to be all about change and letting go.
This is where it started. I had found this color scheme on a note card and loved it. I was working so hard thinking about how I was going to use these colors that I got stuck, blocked and let it sit in this state for a couple of months. After struggling one morning for a few hours trying to get back into it, I went over the entire canvas with new colors, I tried to not think about the fact that I was giving up on the time that I had already put into it. Soon I was captivated by something new and lovely emerging before me. This whole process embodies one of my favorite quotes, "If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing."-Marc Chagall

4 comments:

Daisy said...

Love to see the process! It's a beautiful painting AND a beautiful print.

Megan said...

Love it. Love birds. Love you!

paperbird said...

I love your birds- they are so cheerful!

Jolee Jane said...

absolutely beautiful;)
I posted about you on my blog, when you get a chance swing by::::