Artist’s Intention

Some paintings begin with no special intention other than to explore color, composition, line and feelings. When these are successful, the artist considers them happy accidents or something pulled unawares from the subconscious. Other paintings have something specific in mind, particularly when it comes to portraits. Exploring light, shadow and watercolor on a portrait become intriguing especially when it comes to making a painting glow. Explorations in design often move from a macro to a micro-perspective with interesting shapes emerging out of lines following vertical and horizontal pathways. Macro ideas may further be explored at a micro level. Paintings that result from an emotional connection might be the result of a dream, a piece of poetry, story or from an especially moving experience. The artist finds that her favorite paintings are those that have come about through a close personal connection to the subject. This is generally in response to favorite people and animals.