Hello shiny You !
I wanted to share a little bit about what I mean by “my new creative process” in the last few blogposts I wrote.
As I told you, I now start by painting entirely my canvas instead of looking for a precise idea, drawing it on the canvas and then filling it with colours. And then, the magic happens: I start “seeing” something beyond. It can be a shape, a face, whatever. I don’t fight it by thinking “you’re are totally CRAZY my dear”; it reminds me when I look at the sky until I find a shape in the clouds, I love to do that, even at 25 !
“Listening” is what changed everything. Listening to my Intuition, to the Muse, to what the painting has to express, to the Universe maybe; they all eventually whisper something in my Soul while my hands are moving creating.
The picture above shows what the underpainting looked like. At first, I was seeing birds and mountains. Until face clearly appeared, it was so strong that I couldn’t look at the canvas without seeing it clearly there. I just had to follow 🙂
Here is the painting now:
In person, her hair are as bright as the yellow green in front of her, the picture does not do it justice. I realize that She’s like wrapped up by a sea of… of what ? tiny little Souls that never let her alone ? Love it !
There is something missing, something I don’t see yet. More than just the words. But I absolutely do not worry: it will eventually come to me.
I’ll share what’s next with you (oh and I am planning on writing a long boring post explaining why my Girls do not have a mouth; it’s a rocky debate with friends and my mom and my older daughter ;-)).
Why do these tiny little souls never leave her alone?
Do you ever paint males?
And if this post explaining why your girls don’t have mouths seems long and boring to you then don’t write it! 😛
I for one would love to hear the story as to why they do not have mouths.