Sunday, July 25, 2010
Inspiration is all around us. Everywhere we look we are surrounded by beauty. Those of us who live in the country find inspiration in the woods, the marshes, the fields - which has created the backbone of my new oil/cold wax pieces. Those that live in the cities (I would assume) could be inspired by the buildings/architecture, shapes and textures from sidewalks and buildings etc.
Travel is also very inspiring to me and I continually find inspiration wherever I go. My artist friend, Lori Schappe-Youens just returned from a 4 week 'holiday' through 4 different countries in Africa (she lives in South Africa) and has posted hundreds of photos on facebook from her trip - she truly was inspired! Someday my travels may take me to South Africa to visit her . . . someday!
For now, I am preparing pieces from my travels to the Southwest for the Labor Day Weekend art show at my studio/gallery in September. I'm working not only on watercolors, pastels as well as encaustic and oil/cold wax pieces - all inspired by my trip to Santa Fe.