When I am in the flow... there is a rhythm to the act of painting... it’s like I get swept along a lovely current bobbing this way and that- a journey with no predetermined destination. Then usually unexpectedly, it stops. This usually happens 4 or more sessions for each piece.
Not this piece, it was done in 3, and it told me so, I knew it by how I felt.
But.... my mind thought it was unfinished. Luckily I noticed that my thoughts and feelings weren’t lining up!
I know to trust my feelings WAY more than thoughts... so I chose to stop painting it for a bit.
With every day that has passed since, I love it more.
This bright, bursting-with-colours, abstract floral is lush and alluring with complex layers of happy, springtime foliage and sumptuous textures.
It gives the sense that joy is blossoming from possibility itself. This beautiful, happy painting has a magical ability to transform any room.
Handpainted in Vancouver, Canada by artist Kate Shepherd.