Sunnies in a jar
oil on canvas
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Ego is a funny thing.
The artist creates,
Then wants to share that creation with a sense of sharing the joy
of creation and beauty.
Then that nasty little ego says
"How could you?
How could you let go of you creation,
that you worked so very hard on,
your life's blood is in that work,
your very soul"
This is true,
and I know of many artist who
hoard there creations,
stacking them in dark corners
or storage units,
Releasing your art work
is very much like releasing your children to the world.
There is an element of trust.
Trusting that they will bring that deep sense of joy
and perhaps a sense of beauty to someone else's life.
There is an element of faith that what inspired you, the artist
will be carried forth and inspire
those who would own the painting.
This week I realized that
I have that faith, that trust in all my work.
I release them to you.
Kathleen Barnes, Paintdiva
Art is my passport to a limitless journey. When I am not exploring my materials on a technical level, there is visual exploration before me. When that seems a bit thin, there is a deep calling from the realm of my imagination. Sometimes all three come together in a perfect storm. That storm, that combination of the real, the imagined and the very paint and canvas is what calls me daily, and I answer as much as I can.....