April 20, 2012

Create!

Create

I didn't get my work-in-progress finished in time to post a picture, so I thought I'd post one from awhile ago.  

I used to keep myself from painting because I couldn't come to terms with not being perfect. In the last few years, I've released that expectation and allowed myself to play--it's been a freeing journey. This painting was born during my time of letting go and enjoying the process.

I love how from a blank canvas, something new can emerge. And although this painting has wings  made of paintbrushes, your wings may be made of music notes, words, clothes or clay. Whatever your passion, I hope this painting inspires you to create.

Print available in shop ($15)
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30 comments :

  1. Hi Catherine am loving your gorgeous girl with all its fab textures. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  2. I love the colours youve used :)and yes the testures are amazing :)

    shes wonderful :)

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    1. It's funny I've noticed that I gravitate to purple, pink, and a vibrant blue. They (and orange as a close second) seem to show up in all my paintings.

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  3. Beautiful! Love the wings. I've learned to let go through painting as well. :)

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    1. Good for you!! I think I had it in my mind there was a "right" way to do it. But art is creative, so how can there be a right way?

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  4. I love the paint brush wings - it is as if the paint brushes are letting her learn how to fly.

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    1. I NEVER thought of it like that! Genuis.

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  5. Nice, original, elegant. Saludos

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  6. Letting go and playing is so important. I find it is the same with writing. Beautiful painting! Love her purple eyes.

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    1. Oh yes, I agree! Writing must have room to romp without perfectionism hanging over your shoulder.

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  7. Such an endearing creation ~ colorful, playful and excellent ~thanks for sharing, namaste, ^_^

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    1. Glad you saw playful because that's exactly how I felt while painting it. :)

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  8. Love her curls and her violet eyes, she's very happy.

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    1. I have a secret wish for violet eyes. :D

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  9. Oh fab piece. She is lovely. Kim

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  10. I am SO GLAD you got past your insecurities! You know how I feel about your artwork, Catherine! :-)

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  11. It's great that you were able to let go and have fun with your artwork! This is a very inspiring piece.

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  12. Oh, it's so pretty! Your a very creative artist.

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  13. Love this Catherine! Painting is freeing! I need to get back to painting on canvas.

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  14. Great painting!
    I love how anything can emerge from a blank canvas, too!! :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  15. Gorgeous violet eyes *and* pretty paintbrush wings? Lucky girl :)

    Happy PPF and Happy Weekend!

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  16. She is sooooo sweet. I didn't notice the paintbrushes! How clever is that! I love those blank canvases too...oh the possibilities : )

    xo

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  17. Perfect is so overrated, where do you go from perfect? Keep playing! :)) Adorable painting, love the eyelashes! <3

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  18. Oooh, I love the background on this one--the way the wings are a bit transparent with that gorgeous background shining through! I have been playing with collage a lot more lately too and I especially love the way it helps with that fear of the blank canvas. I struggle a lot with feeling like I need to be perfect and I've discovered the trick of starting out ON PURPOSE with the intention of a painting being imperfect...it helps me to enjoy creating so much more!

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  19. Goodness she is cute! I love the wings. They remind me of kites!

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  20. Really neat with the small drips of paint coming off her "wings".

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  21. Letting go isn't as easy as it sounds, but whenever we do we soar. I love the whimsy in your work.

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