WELCOME PLUMERIA DEVA
A weekend painting intensive brought forth the Plumeria Deva. Instead of heading off to bed, which was my original intention, it was one of those times when I was pulled into the art studio at 10:30 pm Friday night, with a strong impulse to get going on this painting. Driven, I worked hard all weekend. This morning I was up early and was painting in my PJ’s. When I am immersed in art, there is a pull so strong inside all else falls away – there is only the painting. That was the state I was in, adding various refinements, until she came to full completion.
I am noticing as I paint each Deva in this series, the personalities that come out as I paint. The initial drawing may show one aspect, but as I paint the face and flowers, the personality her features evoke moves through several shifts until I feel she arrives at where she wants to be within the painting.
Now it won’t be long before I start on the final and 4th panel of this series. I am anxious to have this last Deva join her sisters and to share with you my reflections and the message that nature is sending out through their emergence as I paint.
“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not’?” – George Bernard Shaw
Albert Einstein said: “Creativity is contagious, pass it on” – That is my desire in sharing with all who visit here–spawning contagious creativity! Be joyful in all you do.
© Maria Doglio, September 2014