This months' theme, chosen by Vicki Ross, is blue and yellow. I love it but I must admit, I was hard pressed to find the proper subject matter, so I waited until the last minute and finally I found something that I fancied. I'm not sure whether it's better to get done a week ahead of time, in which case I'm impatient to post or waiting until hours before the deadline, which, in some cases, makes me throw caution to the wind and just paint.
I had two deadlines yesterday and I felt overwhelmed and a bit lazy if I'm honest. But again, it was fear dressed up in dread yet again. I guess that nauseousness one experiences when one first sits down to work isn't ever going to go away. At least not for moi anyway.
I also realized that, like any exercise one does, there is a warming up period required. I want to bolt for the first twenty minutes or so but after a bit, the paint gliding on the canvas begins to feel good and if the right music is playing or my favorite marathon is on it usually turns into a fulfilling session. Or, let's face it, what I'm doing begins to look like something. I just gotta get out past the breakers. I know I've said this over and over but the process and eventual outcome is still a mystery to me. I sometimes feel like I'm just along for the ride. And there are times when the road is clear and unobstructed and times when it's riddled with potholes and it's hard to see because of the tears...I mean rain...but at this point I know I need to start the journey...daily.
Oil on hardboard 6”x4”
©2010 Diana Moses Botkin
“Yellow Lily on Spode Blue Italian Plate”
oil on panel ©2010 Jeanne Illenye
6x6 oil on panel
© 2010 Robin Cheers
“Blue and Yellow”
9x12” oil on panel
©2010 Vicki Ross