The Magic Maker
18" x 24"
"The Magic Maker" is my latest painting. It is watery acrylic, gouache, sumi ink, and collage on watercolor paper. This is another one that I used the designs from the initial paint on the paper to inspire the entire painting. You would think that this would remove my emotions from the painting....but I've found that it doesn't. In fact, it tends to amplify my emotions and truly reflect them into the work in a way that I would not have been able to do from a pre-planned drawing.
During the time that I was painting this one, I was also working closely with someone that I like to refer to as the "fairy godmother". This "fairy godmother" has generously sponsored well deserving students to take my classes for free, like a scholarship program. I've never met the fairy godmother in person, or even talked with her on the phone. We have simply become friends through my artwork and classes over the years. Through her generosity, two students were able to participate in my Tough Love Creative workshop, that might not have been able to participate on their own.
I can't tell you how thrilling it is was to watch the student's develop and then pick them for the scholarships. It's not as big as a college scholarship or winning the lottery...but you would never know from their excitement.
As I shared with the "fairy godmother" my picks for the scholarships and their excitement...she referred to me as the "The Magic Maker". I thought to myself...no...the "fairy godmother" is really "The Magic Maker" and doesn't even know it. She sits quietly behind the scenes and makes all the magic happen. And this is how and why, my new painting came to be....
"The Magic Maker".
I have set up a permanent scholarship fund to help those artists who might not be able to take one of my classes on their own. So, if you would like to become a "Magic Maker" and donate, please use the button below. I will personally match every donation....so even a dollar adds up! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. ♥
Here's a new video for you of "The Magic Maker"....I hope you enjoy it.
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Thanks for all your continued support of my artwork over the years. You guys are amazing! Thank you for all you do.