Thursday, October 2, 2008


5 x 7"
Oil on canvas

It's simply amazing what kind of logic the voice employs. I'm accepted to Daily Painter's and I proceed to try to paint like someone else because the voice says that what got me accepted wasn't good enough. Hmmm. Curious. After the candy corn, I discovered that I need to be me. The pieces probably don't look much different, but the application of the paint is and I'm much happier with the method I've been using. Painting in layers is also good and sometimes necessary, but I'm not that familiar with it and the work was beginning to look stiff. I need to make friends with layers and building relationships takes time, so patience is key.

I'm not going to whine today, I feel like a professional. As a matter of fact, I'm quite happy.

1 comment:

  1. Your paintings are wonderful, as a daily painter for over two years with 700+ posts let me tell you... everyone has days when the painting don't feel right. The crazy thing is... the ones that sell are often the paintings that we didn't really care for...
    Some I didn't even want to post but after posting them you move on. Always searching for those moments.
    shanti marie


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