Intention began as an Illustration Friday prompt. It didn’t take long to realize that what I was making was decidedly not an illustration. My intention-derailed. I should back up and mention that Intention started as a watercolor, though not a good watercolor. I scanned it and finished painting digitally. So much for my initial intention. Next, I felt that the white space fell flat. I needed some texture, so I dug through photo textures I create for this purpose. I’m always drawn to fabric, and there in the reference were three interesting images to layer over the painting. I couldn’t quite decide, so I created three versions.
Intention vs process:)
Excellent! Art is an mixture of Intention, Process & Inspiration. Inspiration can occur at anytime. It may trigger intention or it may redirect the process towards a new/unintended outcome. The result can be moving and inspiring regardless of how the inspiration moved through the sequence of creation.
This is a very well done composition, no matter what the starting intention may have been.
Indeed you are right, the process takes us where it does. Thanks for visiting and for your thoughtful comments!
I really love this. The detail is incredible. I particularly like the ghostly quality about them….they appear so mysterious and dreamlike. I like how you combined the different layers. Really beautiful work.
I really appreciate your comments Kellie. Thank you!
They have a marvellous calm quietness about them. Quite beautiful Elena
Thank you Helen.
Very beautiful Elena, the textures give it such delicate movement.
I particularly like the gesture of the hand and the shadow, so elegant.
Karen, it was the gesture of the hand first sparked the image/intention. Your comment as always, is thought and insightful.
Thank you Antonio!
These are so lovely, Elena! I think I like the one on the right “best”, because the background suggests someone’s back… Perhaps being turned from “intention”…? 😉
Really fine insight, thanks
love the layers and the fabric!
Thank you Carol.