There have been others that are pretty darn close, but I must say - I nailed it in this one!
I try to stay humble most days lol, but I can't help it when I feel exceptionally content with something I've created. We ALL need to let our inner child beam proudly just a bit, and feel joy at what we've created!
Ok, one more piece by Georgia O'Keeffe, and then I promise it's time to run & jump & play:)
This O'Keeffe piece below is called, Winter Road ... the most exquisite, "zen" painting I've ever had the pleasure of seeing.
Wow. Just wow.
One single brush stroke.
I was blessed that the very first drawing class I took as an adult was meant to discipline my mind's eye on the technique of "contour drawing". It has been the number one contributor of how I approach a new painting, and I'm so thankful that I "stumbled" into it.
Basically, it's exactly what the word "contour" implies. We were taught to train ourselves to observe & draw the lines we saw, and disregard the subject. The first half of the class, we were not even allowed to do any shading - it was all about the line!
The next time you're looking at something - whether it's a flower, a shell, a child's face, a cityscape etc., try to focus less on what you're looking at, and more on what you see.
What lines do you see? What are the various shapes? How can you break down what you're looking at into individual pieces?
Relax your mind a bit, and simply observe the lines & shapes of what you're looking at.
By practicing this, you will begin to see more of a thing's essence, and less about its content. This practice will help you tap more successfully into the creative, right side of your brain - where most of the magic happens!
Now go play ... skipping allowed:)
And as always, I would love to know your thoughts on this or any other creative matter you want to talk about! Leave your comment below, and let's chat art & creativity...