|The artist standing next to the award winning painting, "Limbs on a Whim."|
It was whispered to me in a dream one night. As if approaching something holy...something sacred... it was uttered in the smallest whisper ever. There it was, a clue to my signature style rooted in a mantra: you see it when you know it.
I thought to myself, this is different. First I must know, then I will see? But how was I to see what I did not know in order to know what I could not even see? It was all rather confusing when I let my mind get in the way. As this mystical mantra began to resonate and take root, two images of trees appeared. I opened my eyes in a flash. I sat straight up in bed. Staring at the blank wall in my room, I knew. I was to paint what I saw."
This dream was prompted by a question I had about identifying my "signature style." It led to a discovery of some connection with trees I have through my painting. I suppose I have yet to finish the lesson plans of my plant friends.
Although, the more I meditate through the medium of painting trees I grow more rings of truth and understanding about my true self. I have a feeling I've only just begun. Looks like I have some painting to do!
How would you describe your style? Would you call it a signature style? Why or why not? What are some words others associate with you and your style?