Sunday, June 10, 2012

SS and don't miss the moment...

My progress on Rodney is very slow...not alot of time right now BUT I am determined to let the paint dry with each layer...so  you have no idea how hard it is for me to not rush and just end up with another muddy painting....even if it is just in a journal.   Until I put this pic up I didn't even notice that I had blobbed a drop of green above the eye, hummmmmmmmm. Well, I'll work that into him!  The point of this exercise with Rodney from Lisa's class is to NOTICE detail, not just the panoramic view.  Look at his eye, his feathers, the crackles in his beek and so on!  Take that new found vision out into the world with you and you WILL find inspiration to create.... SOOOOOOOOO FREAKING TRUE......... ie:

The house next door had this old old tree which I loved because it partial hid our open stair well windows from the street.  Two years ago the new owner cut it down because with every storm some limbs would drop.  I was so bummed.  So this huge stump has been out there in my face everyday.  I would think he should put a pot of flowers on it or something BUT the other day with this new found sight - this stump is a thing of beauty!  I sat on the porch thinking....I should take a picture of that for my art folders, I'm sure I'll be able to apply some of that to Lisa's lessons as there is so much detail and beauty here....hummmm, I can do it tomorrow, I'm off.  But my inner voice screamed, GO GET THE CAMERA!!!"  So I went into the house, got the camera and took 2 pictures...
isn't it incredible!!!
I can't believe I never noticed these little fans coming off the trunk! Talk about only seeing the surface, not looking deeper you miss out on so much!  Open your eyes Dana, wow what else am I missing!  I was so excited the I took the pics, sitting there thinking of taking the picture I  hadn't even seen those little fans until I got close with my camera....SO IF I HAD WAITED UNTIL THE NEXT DAY THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE ON MY DAY OFF...
gone!!!
So, thank you Lisa and your wright brain course that has helped open my eyes!  Moral of this post...DON'T WAIT!!!!  OPEN YOUR EYES AND HEAR YOUR INNER VOICE - MOST IMPORTANTLY, LISTEN TO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to Alexandra for hosting such a wonderful Sunday Sketches start to the day!!!! 

cheers, dana
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15 comments:

Manon said...

I like the how you have started and admire your patience. I can not do detail so I would never dare painting a bird:)

Molly said...

You're off to a great start. And good for you for listening to your inner voice. Kind of spooky that you noticed and captured that stump just a day before it was ground-- after 2 years! Your inner voice has ESP! :-)

Tammie Lee said...

i love the small details in life and fungi are part of that realm. love yours... so glad you honored your instincts.

loved seeing your parrot too~

Alexandra said...

I think it's coming along wonderful! Birds are difficult to paint and you make it look so easy! :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fantastic post ~ so true ~ and photos are great ~ Loving your parrot in progress ~ ~ thanks, ^_^
(A Creative Harbor)

Lynn Richards said...

Good for you for taking the TIME to do this project!!! I tend to get so impatient, it's good to have the reminder.
xo
lynn

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This is going to be great... my friend Von over at Vonny K painted her bird Charlie... if you scroll down you can see him on her side bar... here is the link if you are interested... xx
http://vonnykart.blogspot.com.au/

Heather said...

oh no the tree was gone? I am so glad you were able to snap the picture when you did!
Rodney is coming along very nicely!
have a great week

Joanne Osband said...

I admire your patience! Rodney is looking good :)

Glad you listened to your inner voice and photographed the stump & fungi.......it will make for a great painting.

Ann said...

Rodney is awesome!! i have a hard time not rushing things..i get so excited to see the finished piece!!!(ok..once in a while ,not very often, i get bored and just want to be done with it!!!)So glad you took the picture..that stump is fabulous!! those little fan thingys are so cool.
i need to slow down and listen..i probably miss alot!!

Jez said...

Great post and you are doing Rodney proud. How strange that your inner voice told you to photograph it just before it was 'marmalised'! I agree, I have got so much out of Lisa's course. Look forward to seeing Rodney as he progresses - lovely colours.

WrightStuff said...

This made me so excited to read. Some serendipity happening here for sure. I love how you captured the details forever with your camera. Magic is happening.

Kristin Dudish said...

Hooray for listening (and paying attention) to your inner voice! Wheee - I totally agree that inspiration is EVERYwhere! I look forward to watching Rodney's progress :)

xo
Kristin

NatashaMay said...

I'm really excited to see the parrot finished. :) And lucky you got to that tree stump in time to appreciate it's beauty. :)

Nora MacPhail said...

I agree with you completely about looking and really seeing, and appreciating! Glad you got your photo!

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