Myo͞oziNGs" by Cheryl Wilson
When I sit down to create my art, there are many times my art directs me. I might have an idea in mind that I want to create, but the brush moves on my canvas in a different direction.
I have several choices, to paint over what I might view as a "mistake" or to let the art develop into its own creation.
I wanted to share a piece of art, only part way created to let you into my mind of how I paint "intuitively." As a piece of art unfinished might not be totally appealing, I wanted to share the process of how I feel that there are "no mistakes" in art.
"Secrets" started as a painting for my new collection called "Ocean Daydreams." While painting this piece, I started adding drips and writing and the woman with her heart bleeding. As I created, I thought, I have made a mistake as my Ocean background was being overtaken by this woman and her life. I even had a dream of a troubled woman that
woke me up in at 2am. I felt her pain, her sorrow.
But I also felt her looking for answers, peering into her past at her secrets. These feeling came out in my painting. Her secrets became her path for healing and her pain was replaced with music and poetry. Could I paint over this art, no, as she is no mistake.
As an artist, there are times when I let my creative soul "create" and I take
potential mistakes as my lead to let my art show what needs to be told.
I am remind of one of my favorite quotations from Henri Matisse....
"Creativity takes courage"
"Myo͞oziNGs" by Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson, artist
"My world without art is just "eh"