My friend Elka Vera just completed some wonderful water color paintings, where she attempted to capture the “essence” of a flower (rather than its form).
They came out beautifully, as you can see.
I like that notion of the essence of a thing. After many years of searching, I’m finally entering the essence of my own work. The essence of a thing must be its heart, and the heart is way more important than what the form looks like on any particular day. Don’t you think?
If you want to see Elka’s other art works, check out her open studio on Saturday October 18th in San Francisco. She has ActiveSpace #516, 3150 18th Street @ Treat. (See www.artspan.org for more info.)