Painting is never easy! Let me tell ya!
I probably don’t have to tell you…if you are a painter, you already know! Its especially hard when you haven’t been painting consistently. I feel like right now I am on the hunt for something exciting in my work, and I’m really not quite sure what that is going to be yet. I decided I would give myself a break, stop worrying about getting something beautiful out of my time spent painting, and just PAINT. Time spent experimenting with your materials is invaluable. I messed around this morning for a couple of hours before work and what ended up happening was that I made three completely different paintings on the same canvas. I made paintings on top of paintings, until I started something that kept me going. This is definitely far from finished, and maybe it never will be. I may just end up painting over it again, but for experiments sake I think it turned out pretty good!
I learned that I love to mix painting and drawing. This little painting is made of charcoal and acrylic paint. I really want to find who I am as an artist…what a quest! I know its a lifelong quest, but as usual I am anxious to get to the finish line. I’m going to try harder, much harder, to just enjoy the ride, rather than worry about the end results!
Hope your week is winding down nicely!