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Transcendence

SONY DSC I like to think that creativity in all it’s forms is a part of transcendence. Even when we are creating something more directly from an object or place as reference we are putting, as artists, our own self and energy into the piece. The most basic of sketches becomes an extension and interpretation of how we individually view a subject matter and what we feel about it.

I know that when I am sketching something that I don’t find particularly appealing it comes across in the finished study, for example. Not only does the drawing not appeal to me just as the object doesn’t but because of that it doesn’t have that same energy, spark or feeling about it that excites me or other people when they view it.

One of the reasons I love intuitive creativity, and why I utilise it so much when I paint, is because the focus becomes deeply rooted in how the piece feels on it’s journey. The painting becomes about it’s evolution without any real destination in mind. The marks I put down on feel right or wrong and I compensate for that as I work. The painting I end up with, while it may have started inspired by something as a general idea, becomes something else in it’s production. It is a journey over destination process (something that I intend to write a post about in the future separately).

The definition of transcendece is ‘existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level’. I think that whenever we create something and come up with an idea we are connecting with something beyond the normal or physical. When that spark of inspiration hits and our focus on the creation of something comes so easily we transcend into a place of pure creativity and enjoyment.

This painting, titled ‘Transcendence’, is a celebration of that; of following the process, intuitively laying down marks and colour and of allowing the painting to be and take on it’s own life.

Transcendence measures approximately 37.5 x 20 x 1.5cm in acrylic on canvas. The original painting is available for sale for £75 with free basic UK postage through Royal Mail or a courier for an additional fee. International postage will be charged on an individual basis. If you are local to me collection can also be arranged for free. Contact me through my email to buy or for more information: michelwatsonart@gmail.com

Various prints of this painting are also available through my Redbubble Store

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