Well you push the wrong button and there are no backsies! Sorry if you got the blank teaser post with nothing in it I got a little carried away with getting this post ready.
I switched things up this week and decided to start working on larger paintings and not worry about completing a painting a day but, rather, practice painting on a larger scale. Don’t get me wrong I really do like doing the little ones but since I am on school vacation I should be sinking my teeth into a bit more challenging painting. When I am painting little I find that I have fewer options and therefore they are faster and less complicated. When working larger there are more steps and the working process has to be different.
I have tried to become mindful of “tricks”. The things that you fall back on because they worked in one painting and so you try them again. The problem is that falling back into worn tracks leads you to the same outcome BUT it is never as fresh as the first time. You expect to experience that same “YES” moment and it doesn’t feel quite right. Sucks.
I don’t want to be an artist that does the same thing over and over again because it was “successful” or because other people liked it. I want to be an artist that challenges herself daily and seeks that “Holy Crap I Like That” moment when the convergence of paint, line, colour and composition come together and one moment of perfection.
So onto this weeks paintings!
Day 116 a work in progress day!