mixed media on wood
mixed media on wood
This is my latest paintings called "Garden Wild". It was a birthday present for one of my very best friends. When I painted it, I had no preconceived ideas about what I was going to paint for him. I just picked colors that I thought he would like and let it develop on it's own. Instead of focusing on the end result, I just allowed the paint, the love, and the energy to do their magic on the canvas. I enjoyed the process and didn't worry about how the finished painting would look. It's a concept that I try to teach my student's in the Paint Free class, and magically...I have found the concept to work in my life, as well.
You see...these past few months have been a whirlwind of great positive things happening in my life. I am so filled with gratitude and emotion right now, that I can barely write this post due to the tears streaming down my face. Not only have I been blessed with the licensing agreement for my art, but there a several other artistic happenings that I'll be telling you about soon. It's amazing. And you know what...it all started the same way as the painting.
I knew what the end result should feel like, and I was able to visualize just a little as to what it should look like, but other than that...I just planted the seeds, and loved the pure process of helping them grow. And like magic, the seeds sprouted, took root, grew and now are starting to bloom.
It's been almost 3 years since I started putting together the Paint Free class. It started as a collection of scribbled notes and affirmations that I had made over the past decade my own artistic journey. I wanted to share what I had learned along the way. Not the business or technical side, but the emotional side of being an artist, and especially a painter. I wasn't sure how it would be received, but I nurtured and loved it every step of the way. A magical garden bloomed filled with incredible diverse artists. I am so proud of every one of them. Ten years of passionate scribbled notes and emotions to a dream come true.
I am in awe of the magic of art, love and the Universe.
Thank you all for your love and support over the years. I cannot even begin to tell you how much it means to me.
PS. On a lighter note...here's the video for the creation of Garden Wild.