Creating art is an opportunity to express our inspirational moments. Sometimes the idea that I get is so strong that I get chills down my spine, and it is all that I think about until the project gets started.
I am always wary about my ideas, because I know that they can be less than perfect. By elaborating my ideas through the camera and the computer I am able to see clearly what I am up against. I spend months on one project so I want it to be a good one before I get started. I guess that I am lucky that I like realistic subjects, this process would be harder if I was still making abstract art.
Inspiration is a very personal experience, to be able to translate this experience into a work of art is a wonderful thing to be able to do and I want to present the best translation possible.
For a subject to be truly inspirational, it must have depth. This means that the idea must include an emotion that sparks interest in the hearts and minds of people. It should include space and if you are lucky, a sense of time as well. When I start a painting, I have a white 2 dimensional blank canvas. My goal is to create an image that seems to have depth.
Without inspiration, the idea runs the risk of falling flat, probably because without inspiration, there is little or no passion and I lose interest in finishing the painting. That is one of the reasons that I spend so much time working out whether an idea is any good or not.
Inspiration is one of the best things that I can hope for in my life as an artist. The best way to get inspiration is to go out and look for it. I take it as a given that there are thousands and thousands of subjects out there that are worthy of my attention. Life has a myriad of beautiful things just waiting to be captured by my imagination. I go out with the explicit intention of getting an idea, this time I came across with horses!!!
(I understand the love my clients have for horses as one of the most beautiful, daring and reliable creatures with stunning curves and contours. I paint different horses so they reflect the true personality of each animal. My goal is to portray each breed with both dignity and warmth.)