Perhaps a real understanding of less being more, comes with age. I have certainly found this to be true with painting and life in general.
I met someone yesterday who is at a turning point, and wanting to put more emphasis on being an artist rather than endlessly driving from A to B and organising a house full of STUFF.
This quick watercolour study of a model at the Boathouse Studio is an example of less being more. Note that all the techniques I have been showing in my tutorials are in this quick sketch.
Perhaps one of the many lessons we learn with watercolour painting is the art of letting go. Getting out of the way and allowing the paint to do its own thing.
It was only when I began to understand this concept in my own life that I was able to let go of all the unnecessary stuff, which in turn freed me up to immerse myself into the creative process.
In today’s fast paced world, it’s very easy to live our lives in boxes, all the time being plugged into some sort of technology. A little of this is necessary, however, too much of it deadens the senses….and consequently our creativity.
This quote from the book Buddhist Offerings, says it all.
‘Our five senses are like openings through which we receive all the perceptions that are then transformed into concepts and ideas.’
Wishing everyone a magical hummingbird weekend:)