Sunday, August 15, 2010

Work in Progress

painting in progress

This is just a small piece of a larger painting I am creating for a commission piece. What a journey this piece has been and I can't wait to show it to you.  I have to tell you something very exciting, but I have to start in the beginning.  In the beginning of this blogging/painting journey I really had to wrestle with my gremlins (nasty little voices with very negative unpleasant commentary) every time I put brush to canvas they would start in on me.  If you been following with me on this journey I wrote about it over and over again.  Those little gremlins are quite creative little buggers, I'll give 'em that.  Trying this angle or that angle trying to get me to put that brush down and trying to make me feel like s__t.

But alas, I persevered and just kept painting!! I noticed today they are rather silent and as I thought about it, I realized they have been silent for quite a while.  I have been totally absorbed in the act of painting and being totally present in the now of it all. It is a very wonderful place to be. I'm not quite sure how I did it, but I know it involved lots of doing without a lot of thinking.  

5 comments:

  1. So interesting to see your work in progress. Glad your friends have moved away!

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  2. What gremlins??? They were never there! Just your beautiful intentions and these glorious paintings that are here for all to see. SO very excited for you.

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  3. Thanks for the WIP - I love to see how other artists work! Got rid of those gremlins, did you? Hard work painting will do that every time!!! YAY!

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  4. Amy, I love to see how other artists work. Please keep sharing your WIP! This looks like it will be a winner! Excited to see more! Thanks so much for sharing this!

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  5. What a wonderful blog you have. You have taken appreciation of shoes to a whole new level! Your paintings of shoes are amazing, I love all the colors and your fun compositions. I love your assistant, the big fluffy kitty.
    I'm glad you're not moving to Bora Bora, I think you would be bored, what kind of shoes are on the island? Mostly bare feet I imagine.
    Nice to find another Texas artist!
    Joan

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