Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Basically, I've started a blog with the intention of doing a painting a day to successfully petition the Daily Painter's site to accept me. I've never done a painting smaller than 12x12". Today I began my first 6x6". I thought it would be a breeze. It wasn't. My first problem is that if a painting doesn't look great within the first 5 minutes, I'm depressed. Childish impatience much? Of course the photo I chose to paint from is one I took of a bottle in the sun, its illuminated shadow casting a beautiful green glow on this funky blue table, which has a funky blue pattern. You think I'd start with an apple on a simple surface with a simple background. But no. "Let's blow yourself out of the water," right out of the gate has accomplished nothing but to set myself up to fail so I can give up. Sorry. Not gonna happen. Tomorrow I'll be purchasing some fruit!