A favorite YouTube video that I discovered last fall at the beginning of my creative journey is from Joanne Boon Thomas. In the video, Joanne shares her impressionistic, loose style as she paints poppies. I’ve tried a couple of times to paint poppies the way Joanne does, and I enjoyed it. This time though, I decided to take what I’ve learned from watching Joanne, and paint the flowers in a way that feels right to me.
I wanted to convey a feeling of light, of freedom, of the wind through the field flowing through my hand and my spirit as I painted. If I’ve succeeded in bringing light into your day today, then I’ll consider that I’ve accomplished something as an artist this time out. And I’ll hope for further expressions of this same kind of joy and freedom in future explorations of this delightful medium that I’ve grown to love so much.
Happy Saturday, and may you find time today for something that gives you the same feeling. Peace and light.