Acrylic by palette knife, 6x8"
Being an artist can be quite humbling. I have detected a pattern in my creative life. It seems as soon as I paint something I really like (such as the one in the last post), I expect I'm going to be able to repeat the process and come up with something I like equally well. But what happens instead is I find it almost impossible to make the next few paintings work, even if I'm using similar methods.
The past week has been me slugging it out with a couple of paintings that did not seem to want to be birthed! The above is one of them. I wasn't even sure if I would show it here, but after letting it go for a few days, took another look and decided you may see it. The other one, I thought was a lost cause, but peeked at it today and may give it one more go (sigh....).
The intensity of painting this week, along with the extra blog hopping last week (translate, laptop time) has resulted in a somewhat blown out neck for me right now. I have missed seeing my friends' work this week, and hope to catch up--maybe after I visit a chiropractor! But I still love you guys...
And thank you all for Watching!