Comments about CREATIVE PROCESS

imageI never know where my paintings are going.  Sometimes I start with certain color schemes in mind, or shapes, or just start blending until I see something form.  Other times I am inspired by something that I saw earlier in the week and need to paint it; I can’t think about anything else until it gets out of my mind.  This next example which is in process started with brush stroke experimentation.  I am looking for a certain texture as this one moves along but it isn’t quite coming to me, however, within the process I start to see a figure peeking out revealing that she wants to be known, so then I go with it.  I am not  sure what will become of her or if she will remain a being form; she could possibly change and turn into a landscape piece or whatever.  Like Border Romance; I never knew what it was going to be, just that I wanted to challenge myself to use more reds because I do not like red.  Red bothers me so trying to get to the bottom of why red bothers me, I force myself to really see into red, and then a whole wave of emotion washed over me as I processed through a very difficult farewell that I went through.  Creative process is that for me.  It is so healing and the act of creating released locked doors in the brain of both positive and negative memories that I have forgotten about on a conscious level.  This is why I believe in the therapeutic benefits of being creative.

Sincerely,

H.Leigh

 

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