The vision comes and goes, mostly goes, but I live for it.
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
I found a scrap of watercolor paper of a different brand than what I normally use, and thought I would experiment with salt and a spray bottle. The exercise yielded some unusual textures that I have come to like, and I began to experiment with some bark texturing and leaf clusters before I lost the light yesterday evening.
I am on the road today, so I will not be able to paint as I wish. But I thought I would go ahead and put this picture on the blog.
Reading Annie Dillard has given my spirit a real lift this week, and I anticipate more excitement as I get further into her text. I can certainly identify with this notion of inspiration that comes and goes, and I will always be grateful when I feel that special visitation.
Thanks for reading.
I paint in order to learn.
I journal when I feel alone.
I blog to remind myself that I am not alone.