I’ve always enjoyed the colors blue and yellow together – ever since I was a child. There is some way my eye goes back and forth, back and forth between a bright blue and a bright yellow. Many people have been drawn to this particular digital painting – from my aunt who was over 90 to young children. The birds, representing nature, are part of what I think draws people into this picture. Also, this image is at the border between realism and abstraction – where I think much interesting transformation happens.
Nature Reflections I, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
I created this image using Studio Artist, a very unusual art program. I started with a beautiful photograph of several birds and then digitally transformed the picture. I think many people are drawn by the fact that they can see birds – but often they keep looking trying to understand what is going on.
As with much of my own creative process, I can never quite reproduce what happens by accident. I do much better when I am aligned with my muse and allow the flow to happen than when I try too hard to “make” things happen. Of course, technical skills are still crucial – but, for me, the greatest reward comes when I feel in the flow. I wish for us all to be able to live in that flow.
– Diane Clancy