Knowing this, my friend, Carlleena, who is also an artist going through her own creative journey, asked if I would paint something for her. I agreed as long as she would paint something for me as well -- we would have an art exchange of sorts. To give me some direction on what I would paint for her, I only asked that Carlleena give me two of her favorite colors and a verb she liked. She gave me turquoise, red, and inspire.
With just those three words, I began to paint. As I painted, I began to remember the good ol' days we had in high school. (It's been a very long time since I've seen Carlleena and a visit is long overdue, I know.) I knew I wanted to incorporate her sense of strength, adventure, and playfulness -- all traits that inspire those who know her. In the end, I ended up with this interpretation, using fluid acrylic paints, scrapbook paper, ink, and gloss gel medium.
I enjoyed the process so much, that I requested my fans on Facebook to give me two colors and a word they like. I received a lot of good suggestions so far... Now to find the time to execute them and, hopefully, have something to show soon.
"As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life."
- John Lubbock