Dreaming Light

It’s a beautiful day today and I’m painting live from the green.  Music from the jazz band wafting through the trees – I love this kind of thing – Art, Music, Good friends, Food – all set in the lovely park like setting of Minaret Lodge in Wanaka.

This is Art in the Park…

I always have fun when I paint – it’s an energy I love and thrive on.  No doubt some paintings go a little deeper emotionally and sometimes I might cry as well – but that’s all part of the fun too.  For me, it’s a free flowing river, not a trickle or a stream but a full bodied flood of colour, thoughts and emotion… and I often get the same response from the people that buy my work.

So this is a little story about 2 paintings, a little slice and another – via San Francisco of course – because that’s how we dream…

The deep abyss…

I’m painting away, talking as usual and something catches my eye.  Out of nowhere, a lady and her son are standing there, looking at the artwork propped up against the wall and they’re talking in body language – arms waving, following the shape of the painting in the air.  They’re there for ages, and I keep painting…

We start talking.  They tell me everything, what the painting looks like, where it could go in their house, what it reminds them of and more importantly how it feels… and it’s awesome to hear these words.  ‘How much is it’?, they ask – they really want to buy it right there and then.  Shes like to her son, ‘You stay here, I’ll go grab my purse from the car’ and she did.  We keep talking… I keep thinking… (How much, I hadn’t planned on selling this today, ummm, what should I charge them – they really want to buy it, how much is too much, too little – I’m thinking on my feet now).

Red Roses Too…

Meanwhile… I turned up today with 2 paintings, leaned against the wall and one to paint live and I’m painting away as usual when something catches my eye.  Out of nowhere, a couple… standing there, looking at the artwork propped up against the wall.  They’re from Auckland, love music, and guess what, that was their song…

They left, with the painting now hanging in their living room in Auckland and it still blows me away even now. From that day – I truly believe some paintings just find their owners, for whatever reasons they may have – and it’s always emotional and personal. That’s what I love about art and music – it’s something people all relate to which is awesome and totally heart felt.  2 paintings, 2 poems, 2 songs… and a life time to discover all the magic in between.  I love that.

Art, Poetry, Music…

Always and Forever

Karina x

 

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