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Inspiration is Everything

Inspiration is Everything

Inspiration is Everything!  Indigo infused with Violet and Teal,  Scarlet flecked with Coral, Mango and Crimson…I am in love with color.  And don’t these colors just make you feel alive?!

inspiring color, abstracting photographs, debiriley.com
Inspire Me


Inspire Me

What wonder, what Passion these colors evoke.

Colors inspire me, colors rouse the emotions.  Colors bring back to mind memories and feelings those memories evoked.   That’s the everything …to me.

Colors to stir the soul and Inspire the creative hands to …create.



Why Inspiration Matters

Formulas, recipes, steps, sequences,  processes, consequences.

For me…….The Chief Catalyst that results in an artwork is not  ‘the steps’ nor a recipe or formula.

Its not the  primary  how to.

Its not the details of ‘which tubes’ of paint I used, or what lens I had,  but rather the Spirit force inspiring,  behind the impulse.  In other words,  less about copying a formula.

More….. of  enthusiasm, spirit and freedom.



Mount Everest

In other words;   yes, we must be well prepared and we have to get onto the plane to get to Nepal in order to climb   “Sagarmatha”    Goddess of The Sky….. Mount Everest.

But,  there would be No Climb –  unless the spirit had vigorously moved us, inspired us monumentally,  to do so.

To get to the goal we wish for…. takes a lot of effort.  (And painting is like climbing Mount Everest.)

We will need a lot of Fuel and a lot of motivating inspiration to take us there.




What Inspired the Masters

If you go online and look at the art of  John Olsen,  Fred Williams,  Dale Chihuly… its clear these art masterpieces were inspired by their enthusiasm, the inspirations around them and their profound love of the freedom of color.

They enjoyed using Inspirations, as drivers, as motivators.

They had FUN using Inspiration as Fuel.





Inspiration of Color

These images are all about imagination and inspiration and evoking of wonder.

They ask of us to consider:   “What are the compelling forces driving the artist to create the thing being called into existence?”


I love using the Inspiration of color … the purity of emotion that colors can evoke.

I find in this rich scarlet and indigo/teals the finely balanced ratio that greets the eye….. in a nice silky spot.   ‘Just right.’



Origins of These Art Images


These digital paintings  began as strands upon the water,  their life started from water.  One photo from a nature walk provided me a moving compelling inspiration.

And then,  I took a ride upon my magic carpet.   Playing, imagining with color schemes that did not exist until I created them into being.  What fun.

I altered them,  from my imaginings.



Inspiration sparks and compels creation

There was passion, fun and enthusiasm in the making of these paintings.

The  photo, strands upon water played a role,  Vibrant  Violet,     Midnight of Eidolon surfaced as you can see,  tonal value contrast – as always, must participate,  and layers upon layers upon layers of earth and sky dust mingled as the eons go by – played another role to inspire me as well.



With “Goddess of the Sky,”   and the mingling of  earth and sky dust …. I set about playing with ultramarine blue and mossy greens.

Blue Waters Inspires, photo art, debiriley.com
Blue Waters Inspires



Recipes, lists, formulas,  being well prepared are certainly useful and helpful things.


But,  it is the Why –  that begins and compels a creation through to the finish line.

Inspiration is Everything!