Good morning everyone. What inspires you to paint or create? Actually, this is what we were discussing yesterday on our Art Society trip. In fact, we went to the town gallery to study and sketch the gorgeous drawings and sculptures of local artist Graham Ibbeson here . And over good strong coffee and delicious scones, the conversation turned to how we feel inspired.
So, one of my art buddies likes to take elements from an old master painting and work them into his surreal style of painting. Another friend likes to try out different media and styles for inspiration. And I talked about seeing an image in my mind’s eye, out of the blue. And then using it as the basis for a painting, which is exactly what happened here. Because I saw vaguely hexagonal shapes, the golden colour of honey and beautiful purple.
Incidentally, after I had thought about using this image for my post, it reminded me of another intuitive abstract. Also the inspiration for this earlier one had just come to me as an arrangement of shapes and colours. Usually when I’m half asleep or daydreaming.
Well, I do have ideas about other kinds of paintings too, this was just for abstract composition. But I’ll maybe talk about that in another post. If you want to see some more intuitive abstract paintings, see this post here. Anyway, what inspires you to paint?
4 Replies to “What Inspires You to Paint?”
Thanks for sharing your thought process. Interesting to know how few hexagon evolved to nice painting. I usually inspired by beautiful scene or object or photos.
You’re welcome! I’m inspired by photos too when I’m doing a landscape. And I also like to sketch outdoors. Keep on creating!
Interesting question, I am always inspired, it’s just always there, I start with a color, and keep going!
Thank you for that, Tiffany. Yes, I am like you, more or less always inspired, there’s not enough time to paint it all!