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How do You Start a Painting?


This was an instagram conversation, and I thought I would share it.

IDS: How do you decide what to paint/draw? Do you set yourself a theme/motif? Meditate on it? ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•


KW: hi darlin... do you mean any ole thing? That was a doodle. I get so busy with work or creating videos or or or that I can feel internally sort of โ€œYerchโ€ art gasp art gasp then I realize I need to draw, but if itโ€™s night and I worked all day, then I just grab my journal ๐Ÿ“” and charcoal or pastel, and start with a color. Many pages can look ๐Ÿ‘€ like ๐Ÿคจ but some not too bad. Now if itโ€™s a @ โ€œsacredโ€ piece that dwells deep down as a feeling, that Deep Feeling can be many gestures or forms. So my job is to sift out the โ€œformsโ€ that donโ€™t hold the full potential. Once I worked this way for 2 years before I started painting. And I was practically part of the living picture that developed over that 2 years. Yes meditate, blog, write, and act out physically... to feel in my body the gesture or form I am contemplating, thumbnails, incubate a dream etc this is for important art ๐Ÿ–ผ, not doodling.

IDS: I meant sacred art ๐Ÿ–ผ thank you for your insight. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ