What inspires us to be creative? For me, it’s a variety of things. Nature, music, like minded spirits… I notice colors and textures in the trees or ripples in the flow of the river and the shapes the waves take and an idea for a project is born. Some artists use prompting with words or photos. I have found it is important to allow creativity to lead you. It’s when I find myself over thinking and rushing that I reach a wall in a project. This painting came while vacationing in Florida’s beautiful Amelia Island. I used gouache and watercolor on a cotton blend canvas. It was a free flowing project, I put less focus on the technique and focused more on color blending. As fall turns Into winter and the temperatures turn into freezing, I find myself daydreaming of summer and the Sea.
“Rush” original painting and reproduction prints available for sale soon!