Her attempt to propagate her favorite tree somehow went terribly wrong...
Ok, so the tree could be hugging her sweetly, but somehow my mind felt more sinister today...
Now to the evolution of this painting. A few days ago, I painted the very first version of her, which looked perfectly sweet and to me felt so boring.
It was lacking spirit! Then, Daniel suggested I look at a book by Odilon Redon who had lots of texture in his pastels. My ears perked up because (as you know) I love texture.
After looking at and admiring his work, I decided to leave my safety zone and get wild with my pastels. Enter version 2, which is less tame, but still leaves her pretty face sort of untouched by the craziness around her.
I wanted more.
And that's when I entered The Zone, where my mind sort of shuts off and my deep inner self takes over. It is something that is hard to explain in words, but the exhilaration I feel when I am painting like that tells me that I am expressing a very deep part of myself. It is purely emotional and that is when the whole process feels most satisfying to me! Do you ever get in that space?!
I have definitely left the Land of Pretty and have entered my own deep ocean of inspiration. Just wait until you see my next women! Maybe not pretty, but very expressive - at least I think so...
P.S. I will announce the winners of the giveaway later today!!
P.P.S. Thank you so much for your daily visits! You have no idea what a joyous part of my day reading your comments has become!!