Spontaneity and emotional impulse play an important part in the subjects I choose to tackle. For this reason I have learnt to listen to my artistic whims as I sail through life. Who I am as a person and as a watercolourist needs the emotional commitment to a subject before I even consider tackling it.
This tiny painting is an example where I follow my artistic whim. Hubby and I were Christmas shopping and we popped into a cafe for a coffee. In the corner was this little sad old lady sitting on her own, oblivious to the world around her. Her woolly hat grabbed my attention first as she reminded me of my dear old mum. Then I noticed her over sized coat. Something I felt was like armour shielding her from the harshness of life.
Perhaps my lady ended up with a content look on her face. Sadly that was not the look the original lady had. I wish I could erase people’s problems from their lives with a stroke of a brush. That is the prerogative of an artist: to alter what life actually is like.
Happy, Healthy, or at least contented 2015 to all.