Monday, June 28, 2010

Motivation



It’s perhaps unwise or unlucky to post an unfinished picture, like the one above, when the hardest part (water coloring) still lies ahead. But this is an exercise in self motivation. I want to finish this picture but, in these busy days, there’s always the likelihood that a piece will be put aside for too long and that it will spoil.

Yesterday I found myself sitting on the porch and talking with my daughter, Angelica, while she chomped her way through a bowl of berries. Around us all the world was lush and green and just behind Angelica was our garden, where the sunflowers had just that day decided to open their faces to the world.

It was a beautiful moment that seemed to sum up some of the best things about summer.

UPDATE: Here's a VIDEO LINK for the Star Wars Fans out there. (Discovered via Calista).

3 comments:

Jeanie W said...

This is gorgeous!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

"It’s perhaps unwise or unlucky to post an unfinished picture..."

"In my experience there's no such thing as luck." - Obi-Wan Kenobi

just be Obi-Wan and you can't go wrong.

lovely piece, I'm feeling the Mucha

Ben Hatke said...

That Mucha did know a thing or two about drawing. Thanks for the Jedi tip!