This painting has become deeply significant to me. I didn't plan for it to be, especially since its based off of an unplanned image I took one morning just noticing the window light in my Chai tea. But it is. I have been working as a commissioned artist for four years. This means most of the paintings I have blogged about have largely been dreams of my clients or else they have been gifts for people, created with my idea of their dreams in mind. I have never looked down on what I do as inferior to original pieces because I genuinely enjoy lending my services to make imagery that is specifically meaningful to others, work that is deeply personal to them, come to life.
Over the past year I have felt this deep desire well up in my spirit to create paintings as a pure expression of my own heart. I want to share what it is that I find beautiful, that I find worth being painted. I never anticipated how vulnerable that could be. Its not an uncommon thing. Most artists are creating 100% original work. But for me, having plunged into painting largely unschooled with a simple nagging idea of offering my talents to those who would hire me, the idea of creating and selling my original work is a bonafide breakthrough. Its crazy! It feels crazy.. So here I am, presenting my very first original piece available for purchase. Its a cup of chai with a window reflection that I noticed one morning. It brought me comfort and caused me to take notice of its beauty, and so I decided to paint it..
Thank you to all who have supported this new step. I am so humbled and thrilled to forge ahead on this journey of painting pieces that I care about, things that I find beautiful, people, moments that have struck me, etc.
I am happy to offer this piece "Chai Reflections" for purchase. Message or Email me for more details :)