I am not sure if this is a masterpiece or even a good painting. It was just really fun to build upon the feelings the inspiration piece stirred in me. I see myself so much in this painting and I feel the mood evoked in the inspiration piece here, too.
[note: I tried to find the artist who created the inspiration piece to declare my love but have been unsuccessful in finding him/her so far.]
The autumn mornings around here are glorious. The sky is a hundred shades of blue and the sun is so bright it blinds you (in a good way). I have been noticing on my early morning walks just how pretty the sky is with all the flight patterns melting together like clouds. I keep having to be really careful not to stare at the sky too long while I walk or before I know it I will trip. This morning I rushed home to create a painting to remind me of the abstract skies. I used many layers of different blues.
I snapped one photo as a reference as I approached home.
And the art with the inspiration:
Flight Path is available as a print in a variety of sizes and formats in my print shop.
One night when we were in Vancouver, it rained and rained and rained. The view from our hotel was amazing (I love city views) and the window had a corner chair that was perfect for just sitting and looking. I loved how the sky was all blue and the clouds were reflected in everything. The rain drops puddled and dripped down the big picture window.
The memory of that night was the insiration for my painting After Rain. I used shapes, texture and color to convey my experience.
This week's art and inspiration came from a blurry photo of our blended families toasting marshmallows on a perfect summerish- fall evening. I know many people think of fire being shades of red and orange, but in this case, the blues, whites and purples captured me. The memories of sweet wine, toasty marshmallows, night blooming florals, and storytelling are also part of my inspiration. In this photo, and in my memories, I see circles and squares blending, just like our families!
I started with mixing colors for my palette:
I like seeing the art side by side with the inspiration.
Today's Art & Inspiration came from a tree-like pattern I saw in the pavement as I was on my morning walk. I thought it would be perfect in my walking journal for tracking my time and distance. I love that though I walk a tree- lined path, the inspiration came to me from a crack on the ground. I left plenty of room for writing but also captured my imagination. This is not an exercise in perfection, it's just good old creating for fun! It is watercolor and ink on watercolor paper.
Today's mix of life inspiring art is a colorful one! I did not really have much time to snap photos as we were moving Karen's daughter into her dorm, but I saw so many things that inspired me. Many of the photos I took were as we were running with arms full of boxes to and from the car before our parking meter ran out. This piece is called Corridor.
The art and the inspiration: