In my last post I talked about how I had artist block. Well, fortunately for me it didn't last long. I had been looking at what I painted that night and saw many things in the painting; among them was the willow tree. There was one vertical section on the left that gave that vibe to me. The next morning I went about my normal Sunday activity of grocery shopping. While walking down an aisle I spied those decorating tips used for cakes and I was inspired.
In my mind's eye, the willow tree could come to life with those tips. I got home and the moment I had a chance I got to work on figuring out which tip to use. It didn't take long.
This piece is different than my normal pieces. I like to zoom in and really focus on things. In this I stepped back. Also, I normally have a plan and don't just paint the background and see where it takes me. It was a different process for me. In the end, I did keep true to my intent of simplifying the texture to simple repetitive shapes and patterns.
Willow, Acrylic Paint, Watercolor, and Texture Medium on Canvas, 24" X 30", Feb. 2015.