Art comes from everything, and in the process of trying to put down an idea,
many wondrous things can happen, as long as the artist does not give up, remains open
and is willing to push through difficulties and walk into unknown worlds.
It takes courage, perseverance, and sometimes, very hard work.
Above all, it is the decision to create, and allow the creative process to evolve.
At times, it may mean, figuratively, jumping off a cliff without knowing
where the ground is…yes there will be mistakes, but sometimes in magical moments,
amazing things happen that the artist could never have imagined…
It is a delightful, mysterious process.
'Music of the Heart'
by Denise Silva
Watercolor and ink
Approximately: 9" by 12"
There have been so many changes the past year including moving out of Sonoma County and re-establishing my studio in Sacramento and so I was not able to do much artwork in the past months.
Thankfully, my studio is up and running now. When I entered the studio and began to get lost in my work, I found my wings again.
My studio is a sacred space for me, where there is no time or space, but only the immense present. In my work I lose myself in a world of color and form.
It is a place where all possibilities begin, if I allow myself to dialogue with dreams, colors, energy, emotions, imagination and perhaps tell a story.
It is a dance between the conscious intellect and structures, with the subconscious dreamer.
Sometimes it is difficult to step out into the unknown, and it takes faith to let the work evolve, but I am reminded of the Picasso quote, “Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”
When discoveries happen in that wondrous present working moment,
the magic begins, and all possibilities seem within reach.
Below are a few watercolors finished in the past few weeks.
This began as a doodle to test my ink pen,
however I could not resist getting out the
watercolors and beginning to play... and so,
(This work is sold)
This ink and watercolor is titled
'Ties That Bind'
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