What We are Capable Of

I am always in awe of what one can accomplish in a given day.  Yesterday I was overwhelmed, completely.  But after a very, very productive list checking off kind of day, I was able to stand back and and truly absorb what was right in front of my eyes.  Sometimes being right in the thick of the creative process I completely loose sight of what should be an enjoyable journey.  The technique I use does not reveal its true beauty until the very last step.  But once the journey is over the reveal is well worth the wait.

If you read this blog on a regular basis then you've seen the willow tree sneaking its' way into the mix of compositions.  Their natural beauty mesmerizes me.   And combined with Ernestine.....well I am amazed at what sometimes I am capable of capturing through a paint brush.  It's so simple....this composition.  And yet it it has gravity.  It is entitled "embracing the journey home."

Below the willows  become almost like wintry whispers.  I wrote this sometime back to incorporate into a painting, and this was the one....but words stamped into this particular composition I think would have been distracting.  Here are the inspirational words behind the painting:

"how beautiful is the breeze as it carries your song to me"
The way the colors illuminate off one another well,  it's like they are dancing a romantic waltz around the canvas.   It takes my breath away.  And reminds me once again that this studio is truly an amazing place to create.



Catherine Denton said...

Your blog makes me smile. Everytime I click over, the banner gives me a happy feeling.

LOVE your post today and this amazing picture! I could almost feel the breeze from the willow tree.
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Isabel said...

What an awesome post and Painting!!Love Willow Trees my fav:O)

garden clippings said...

Your art makes me smile....as always.

Alicia said...

I love being able to follow the progression of your work. I have loved it since I first discovered your blog; and I have loved watching it grow, and you just keep on amazing me with what comes next. I can't wait till I am ready to purchase an original, but I don't know how I am ever going to choose!

Kerri said...

i love that the willow finds it's way into different pieces you've done!

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