While doing an exercise for the online art class I’m doing I came across this painting from a couple of years ago. I was going through old work to look for signs of my “unique” style. What I was looking for were clues about what I like to paint, color palette that appears frequently, certain markings that I favor and what medium I find most appealing. This took some time! Didn’t realize I had done so much art in the past. I went through a portfolio of all the works I did when I actually paid for an online art course back in the early 2000’s! This was an enlightening way to spend the morning. Didn’t get all the answers to my questions but had fun looking through everything.
I don’t remember doing this painting, I remember the experience by the paper because it was a bad sheet of a name brand paper that was defective in some way. It almost flaked and peeled away as I was working on it so I tossed it aside as an unfinished piece. Of course I had to mess with the painting and attempt to finish it and since ruined what I had, so glad I did a before photo! I do love the way this looked even with the imperfections! It’s haunting to me as I don’t know where the inspiration or subject matter came from. It is a watercolor and I had lightly touched a few of the leaves with yellow pastel. It measures 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 .
I need to draw from the fact that I have been painting for quite some time and do have my own hidden talents. Tapping into that place where it comes from is not always easy though.
Until next time….take a stroll through your memories of earlier works for possibly a renewed sense of inspiration.