I've got to say, I was stunned when I came in first place in oils and acrylics this year at our art show. I know some artist would have you believe that they never have to work hard for their creations. They project their image as being magical creatures, and their creativity just washes over them. Yes, I do understand the concept of right brain and left brain thinking when it comes to art. I agree there does come a time when you loose yourself in the work and that is when you are the most creative. There is a lot of information you need before that is sucessful and you have to know it well enough that it is second nature. But, come on folks, people who are not artist do this all the time when they are walking and chewing gum all at once. I too, occasionally like to take on the image of the magical creature, but don't you believe it. I've worked my behind off to accomplish what I can on a canvas.
The top painting is of my grandson. Of course, it is not for sale, as I couldn't ever sale my baby. I titled it "Two Little Liars". First of all, I enjoyed the composition on this work because I created part of it. I did this image in watercolor, pastels and then finally oil. I worked very hard on this painting to acheive what I wanted to.
The bottom painting is called "Sunday Escape". This painting flowed out of me. I became magical and started talking and thinking artsy fartsy, got a big smile on my face while I painted. It conjured up images in my head of being at grandma's house after Sunday service. I watched her chase a chicken down to wring it's neck for dinner. I know this sort of thing is not acceptable in polite society anymore, but, it was at one time a very normal occurance.