The Beauty In A Brush Stroke
As Queen Marie mentioned in a post earlier this week, I was reminded of an oil painting I'd done for my Aunt when I was 15. It was a painting of a showjumping horse and its rider.
I was obsessed with painting horses back then. I found it incredibly challenging, trying to capture the light bouncing of every contour of muscle on the animal. I would go through canvases at a terrifying rate, splashing paint on them in a tantram when I just couldn't get the painting perfect. Thinking back, I was far too much of a perfectionist to really enjoy the process of creating art. I always saw the end result as evidence of my limitations and lack of true artistic talent. Occasionally, I have considered attempting to draw or paint again, but then I realise I'm still the same perfectionist as back then, with further depleted skills due to not drawing or painting since I was about 23.
Still, in spite of my own woeful lack of painting and drawing talent I can still look upon others', filled with admiration. I was recently contacted by Natalia Sanabria, a fashion illustrator from Costa Rica, telling me about her stunning work. I can't say much more beyond that because her work is pretty self explanatory; she captures fashion moments, committing them beautifully to paint and pencil.
This is real talent. My poor Aunty was diddled....