Thursday, May 27, 2010

California Tree

This was part of a larger watercolor painting.  For some reason I didn't think it was turning out well so I abandoned it and used the right side of the painting to doodle and practice strokes.  Later when I saw this tree with a fresh eye, I saw how beautiful the mix of colors were and thought how stupid I was to dismiss it so quickly.        

With that all said, I keep this quote from a famous dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham, pinned up on my inspo board, which I try to read often:

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action.  And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.  And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium....the world will not have it.  It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expressions.  It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open- Martha Graham.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010