painting

A friend recently asked me what it is that makes me want to create…paint…make. This photo below is what I showed her…going to the studio and mixing up colours, oils, into big mounds that I can draw from. There is the familiar range of blue-turquoise and gold-green. From these reds and yellows enter…choices…big canvas…movement of body and soul…the first impulses so satisfying…then the mind comes in with wants and expectations to make it right and known and perfect. That is the part of the process when artists are most vulnerable. It takes time to learn to say no to perfection, and yes to flow. It is the acceptance of allowing soul expression over expectation that makes true art. You know this…every time you walk into a gallery, there are some paintings/sculptures that draw you in…expand your heart/mind/soul. You become curious, and that curiosity moves into your life.

full palette

so here are just a few images of beginnings that I photographed along the way in the past few years.

beginnings 5

beginnings 4

beginnings 3

beginnings 2

beginnings 1

Artists realize and accept that the journey is a valid place…perfection/completion is the by-product. Show/tell me where you are in the journey of your life…

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About Hedda G. Sidla

Certified Coach / Professional Artist / Art and Creativity Instructor
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One Response to painting

  1. Mary Meehan says:

    hi Hedda… i am totally in love with Beginnings-3… what a painting!!!..reminds me somewhat of the one i have.. (never did know its name).was this one done around that same period?…the colours are just suburb.. well, but  as always!…. sounds like you are having  a great time with all your company… and you have a few flowers!.. actually we do too.. mostly bulbs, altho the February Daphne came into bloom today, and my little Wakerobin (Trillium) which i brought from Sylvies in QC looks like it survived the winter.. not yet open enough to see the colour.. i am hoping it is the burgundy one.. my favourite.. but i love the white too.. cant wait !…  lots of love.. m   From: Hedda Gerlinde Sidla To: marymeehan@nl.rogers.com Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2015 11:41 PM Subject: [New post] painting #yiv1869746662 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv1869746662 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv1869746662 a.yiv1869746662primaryactionlink:link, #yiv1869746662 a.yiv1869746662primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv1869746662 a.yiv1869746662primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv1869746662 a.yiv1869746662primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv1869746662 WordPress.com | Hedda G. Sidla posted: “A friend recently asked me what it is that makes me want to create…paint…make. This photo below is what I showed her…going to the studio and mixing up colours, oils, into big mounds that I can draw from. There is the familiar range of blue-turquoise” | |

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