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Almost done…Just waiting for the paint to dry so I can tone down a few colors.

 

I’ve presently got two pieces in the Goddess Show @ Planet Earth & the Four Directions Gallery here in Grand Junction, Colorado.   Here’s one of them, this one is titled All One.  I learned that the word Alone comes from the two words All One.  This was so inspiring to me.  We are really not alone ever, because we are all one.  I had to paint this is really express how deeply this affected my outlook.

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Often I start a painting with a certain idea, and it sort of evolves into something different, letting go and letting it happen is the most important lesson I’ve learned as an artist. Here another peek at my work in progress……

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I’m always so excited when I start a new painting….here’s a peek…

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I titled this one “Mother Instinct”

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I’ve been busy trying to coordinate my web presence. I’m aming for a more unified “look” between my pages, and I decided to go ahead and add a gallery of all my collages to my website! So take a look:) 
http://www.majasommersted.com

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I was commissioned over the summer to create a painting with the theme of two siblings. I did several sketches and I was stuck on another idea for months, that I wanted to “make” work, but it just didn’t. Then I came up with the idea for the painting below and the painting just happened!!! There was no struggle only pure painting JOY! I love when that happens!

Copyright 2011

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Matriarch

This is the process I went through to create the finished painting.  I recently went to a workshop where the most important thing I learned is to let yourself trust the creative process, what happens on the canvas is meant to, trust it, don’t doubt it.  Now I tell myself that all the time while I paint.  If I panic “No wait what if that ruins it?” then I recite my new motto “Trust in your creativity.”

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