Tuesday, September 04, 2012

I've Got Your Back


  I started this painting over a year ago after going through some major life changes and learning to stand up for myself. I had sketched the owls one summer day while visiting my family.  The emotions were still raw and I felt stuck.  I put it aside since I didn't want to "mess it up". Those owls have been in my art studio watching me for a very long time.
  After settling in to my life as an intuitve artist, I gained a lot of confidence in myself and my artistic skills.  I also realized there really is no way to "mess up" when you're creating art.  It doesn't have to be a happy accident like good ol' Bob Ross calls it unless that works for ya'...super.  But I think of it as the creation is reflective of your life.  Your art can show you what you're feeling and can teach you some lessons as well.  After I stopped being a perfectionist in my life, my art evolved that way too.  I felt ready to tackle this painting again just this past week. It was so easy to finish, it surprised me! I guess I had to finish learning a few life lessons to call this one "finished". So, why "I've Got Your Back"?  That's one of the many things I see when I look in the eyes of these owls. 


I've Got Your Back
 


5 comments:

~hali said...

i love these owls. how beautiful you finally set them free to color and life!!!

Jill Marie said...

Such a beautiful and wise painting. Thanks for sharing your journey and insight ;)

Michelle said...

Two wise owls having your back...even though it took awhile for you to finish. I am sure that they have had your back all this time.

Little Drum Dreams said...

Beautiful and mysterious...such aliveness here. I feel the power in your intuitive art.

Jennifer McGee said...

Thank you!