Time disappears into space. This has allowed me to re-visit some older pieces and re-edit. (Always a good idea to at least consider doing that, I think.)
An original watercolor in the background, scanned object, numerous color and texture edits (some layers, some brushes used on small areas.)
Time Disappears by Lynda Suzanne Wright
Tell the Story of Your Art
Lynda created this during the iCreateDaily Creativity Challenge, and it’s a good example of giving story to your art. “Story” doesn’t have to be an imagined creation, though it can be. In this case, Lynda shared the story of the inspiration for her creation.
Clouds Reveal, by Lynda Suzanne Wright
“I used a photo from a couple years back…and realized I THOUGHT the clouds were covering the mountains. Now I believe they REVEAL not only the mountains, but themselves. New perspective…so for some reason, I decided to age the photo with some textures.”
What inspires my creations is my history as a hunter-gatherer of sorts. I travel, read, collect, observe. When the light is right and the colors and shadows draw me in, I photograph, paint, or scan an antique autograph, all of which find roles to play in my art. The act of visually diving into each image through its layers is the sort of alchemy that compels me to come back to creating, day after day.
As a retired educator and professional singer, I have always known there are myriad avenues of communication, and through the years, my body of visual art emerges to be a great part of my true voice. Bottom Line: I can no more separate the facets of my artistic life than I can the aspects of my family and personal life. They are organic and they are one. Looking back, the only “stuck” moments in my artistic journey occurred when I allowed myself to listen to those who did not understand my journey. There is always someone who wants you to “just focus on ONE thing”. I’m not wired that way. Enjoy Lynda’s awesome article on prompts for drawing here.
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