The Breath of Life
my name is: Monica Dollison, aka Malvi
i'm sharing: sketches from my visit to the Getty Museum.
this was inspired by: two paintings: The Vision of Saint Francis of Paola by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, and in the sketching gallery, Allegory of Magnanimity by Luca Giordano.
to me, inspiration is: what allows me to draw and paint. It gives me freedom and helps me to continue to grow. Inspiration for me can come as a teardrop or as beautiful work of art. I have struggled my life with dyslexia, and art has always been the one thing that inspired and helped me. Seeing beautiful paintings that have taken the masters years to perfect inspires me that anything is possible. They inspire me to look at an ordinary thing that I might never have noticed, and realize the shadows, light, color, shape, and so many other things. I am very thankful when I am inspired by someone or something; it can change everything. Inspiration is the breath of life for me.