My aim is to bear in mind the visual forms and textures, the feel of the place and my emotional reactions.
Are they done or not? I have to remind myself that not everything can be “exciting”, but they still might be good enough to send out into the world.
Now I look closer, I can see a sneaky “s” hiding in there. It’s basically a curvy design with a hint of diagonals.
Have you ever been plagued by being stuck, unable to move forward? Desperately wanting to run towards your dream but, somehow, unable to move.
I could ask you “What’s your poison?” because painting and art in general gets into your system and insidiously affects all you think and do.
I think perhaps serendipity plays more of a part in my art life than I imagined. Winning awards is a great motiviational boost and “ah ha” art moments are even more valuable!
I’m all set up in my new studio and there’s been a burst of play activity on the new painting wall! Add several other activities to that and I’ve been kept pleasantly busy.
Hoarding served both a positive and
Donating art to a good cause is a great way to help others while at the same time creating space for more art!
The idea is to still work freely at this stage, without too much consideration for design etc but it’s hard! Once you know something it can be difficult to work without taking it into account!
Having a design I like that has impact, movement and interest helps the painting process in general, as well as guiding my decision-making as paintings near completion.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about why I’m having to push myself so much art-wise and why the good times just seem to come and go as they choose?