Creative Process: Building a Painting

laurels-clouds One of my favorite things is to watch a piece of art go through the stages of birth, from conception to completion. Just like with people, artworks have their unique way of coming into the world and expressing themselves. No two are exactly alike.

Artist Karen Rand Anderson recently posted a series of images tracking the journey of a painting, from photographic reference (above), to sketch, to finished canvas. With Karen's permission I'm reposting those photos here. (You can read the full post, with Karen's comments about each stage, on her blog here.)

What I love most about seeing the whole process is being witness to THE SEARCH, the journey every artist takes down the creative path without a clear road map. It's a triumph when we find our way to the other side!

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"More Snow" by Karen Rand Anderson, (c) 2014

What does your creative process look like? Document it and tag me in your Facebook or Twitter post!

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