Art can be ad hoc or directed

This is a picture I made as a gift.

When I just paint, with no purpose, it can be relaxing. As the painting changes direction, I just flow with it. It never looks like the “plan.”

A gift is fun to paint. Of course, there is risk because I hope the person likes it! However, it is fun to think about the person and see where the art flows. I actually made a different picture, but it didn’t feel like the person I was painting for.  I pictures this in my mind, started over, and loved it. It felt right.

The other picture is still here, and will eventually find the right home and person. Or. . . I sometimes just melt the wax and start over.

By the way, she liked it.  Smile.

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