Sometimes artistic inspiration doesn’t come to me. Sometimes the blank page feels like a reflection of my mind – just a bit blank. It’s part of the ebb and flow of a creative life. Over time I’ve learnt not to worry or fret about this feeling. I know it will pass and that I need to play an active role in helping it to pass.
Instead of being anxious or fretting about feeling uninspired, I know I have to take some action. Even small actions can magically unlock ideas, and lead to new paintings and artworks. Rather than waiting for inspiration to arrive – I like to go out and find it!
As you know, I am a lover of colour and pattern, in fact I am obsessed by colour and pattern! So if I am feeling a little stuck or under-inspired I take myself off for a walk with my camera. I set a very clear intention to find something interesting and inspiring. And because I’m looking and seeking, I always find it.
These walks are like mini colour and pattern field trips… I just grab my camera and go.
And even on the shortest of walks, just a small stroll around the block or park I always find a little magical morsel of something interesting, a texture, an unusual pattern or a great colour combination that ignites a creative spark….
I did this exact thing last week. I went for a little walk on a grey and uninspiring kind of day and I found so many colours and patterns and little moments of beauty. This one short walk actually inspired three new paintings.. I kept spotting pops of bright yellow and bright pink, which ended up being reflected in these paintings… I spotted tangles of foliage and leaves upon leaves….
Here are some of the snaps I took and then the paintings that were inspired by my little fieldtrip:
Paintings in progress:
And the finished paintings, which were inspired by my little creative adventure:
Three brand new abstract watercolour paintings, part of series called Our Colourful Garden. They are visually rich, illusionary organic landscapes. Inspired by a tangle of leaves and new flora and foliage growth. They are bright and positive.
I painted them by adding multiple layers of watercolour paint and adding hand drawn pen and ink detailing. Painted on beautiful 100% pure cotton watercolour paper. A set of unique, original paintings, colourful and striking.
These paintings are available to buy here.
Dimensions 26 x 36 x 0.01 cm (unframed)
These artwork are sold unframed cost £115 each or £300 for all three.
Shipping: Free signed for postage
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