Let me just say up front, I am a morning person. I am wide eyed awake at 6AM most mornings, but that doesn't mean I can work on painting at that time. Nope, the early morning is for coffee, the newspaper, and the Morning Pages, in that order too.
I plan my day after these things are finished. First thing on my list is painting. Again, that doesn't mean painting happens first. It's listed first and it usually happens later, after the house is in order and any running around I might need to do is done.
Yes, painting is on the list, baby. Every single day.
Okay, so I get to it after lunch, so what? I am grateful to the muse who makes me list it #1, because if that didn't happen, painting might not happen at all.
So life must be in order for the muse to visit me in my studio that day. Just like a Virgo, right?
|Green Pepper ©2012 Dora Sislian Themelis|
9x12 Watercolor, Arches cold press paper
The different colors next to each other are very interesting to me. I love the tumble of shapes. Okay, so they're vegetables and fruits, there's color, dark against light, everything I feel good working with.
The paper is great, the paints are delicious, and I'm painting. What else is there?
Process, baby. Just the process!