I’m not going to go into detail with this painting I just finished so that you can interpret it how you see it. If you find some of your own personal meaning and feelings in it, then I have done what I set out to do. That, my friends, is what art is all about.
I’ve listed it here for auction. I was hesitant about listing it but realize that’s why we create things from our hearts. If we keep it to ourselves and don’t share it, that is a disservice to our talents and our crafts. Because it is through art and music where I believe healing begins.
I’m not really sure when my fascination with owls began. I was young when I saw my first one, and hooked ever since. They are such mystical creatures…and pretty dang difficult to come across. A few years ago, I started painting these magical creatures. They symbolize wisdom, change, enlightenment, intuition, and insight, just to name a few. Who doesn’t need those symbols around, as much as possible?
Also, I like to work with black and white paints when I can…not using other colors in the piece but just using those two colors in varying shades and techniques. It’s amazing what can happen – at least to me, it is. Today, I combined my love of black and white painting, along with my love of owls to create this piece:
I listed it on ebay this evening (click here to go to the listing). Plus I’ve been contacted about painting another one in an 8×10 size, as well. I’m so looking forward to creating a larger one, but even more, I’m humbly gracious that people do like what I’m doing. Art is so subjective and you never know what piece is going to speak to which person. When something I have created is desirable to others, THAT’S the stuff. Those are the moments I cherish. Because, if I can create something that someone else can’t walk away from then it means something to them, too, in whatever corner of their mind, heart or soul. And therein lies the true beauty of art.
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” ~ Eleanora Duse
I took this picture when I was out today, the quote fit my feelings perfectly.