HollyDeanArtist: Often Medieval in Mood: Spice of Life.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Spice of Life.


My day will be spent in the studio finishing a piece for the upcoming OMMA [Ottawa Mixed Media Artists] show "Spice of Life", being held at The Almonte Herb Garden for the month of July.

Spice of Life. What does this phrase bring to your mind? I thought of many exotic things - the Silk Road, spice trade routes, hot food, hot emotions... passion.

an early version.
Passion. The name of this painting and the volatile emotions experienced as an artist in creative mode. This piece has been a struggle for me. I have no idea why.

There is a lot of texture in this piece. And a lot of layers. I painted over the whole board more than once in the quest to find my true voice. I am still finding my way.

in process.
It's not always like this. There are occasions when the art makes itself. But these are rare. Passion is what drives me to make art. My Muse will have its way. It's the spice of life.


  1. Congratulations on being a part of the show. And it is fascinating to see the changes in this work in progress!

    1. Thanks, Seth :) Since this post, I have used "Procreate" on my iPad, working on separate layers over a picture of this piece to try out different ideas. Next, it's on to the real thing! I think this will be a valuable tool for me when I find myself struggling to solve the creative puzzle.

  2. Spicy! Love it!!



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