and further, for me, it's "C'mon now, get into embrace" mode (see previous post)
I have to, have to, have to, embrace the process of learning to paint.
I tend to throw mental hissy fits when I can't paint what I want, how I want it, immediately
Yes, it IS just like a bad tempered infant
So, in the interests of learning process, I'm going to put the good, the bad and the downright awful up here.
In cyberspace -
No tucking the failures underneath the better ones.
Maybe that way I will become more pragmatic and more patient with myself.
So todays efforts:
This one could be called Summertime Treetops. It sort of 'happened' which is fun.
What I like:
The left hand lower corner
Some of the silver.
What I dont like:
Lack of balance.
The bottom centre and right - too heavy
Too much silver
What I learnt:
Don't overdo the silver.
Sometimes you just can't change the direction of your painting. This had been prepped with textures for a landscape painting. It shows.
It sometimes works wonders to paint a thin layer of colour over the completed work. It unifies it.
I did this with a lovely peachy sunset-y colour and was pleased with the warmth of the outcome.
This one (unexpectedly) makes me smile.
Perhaps I could call it Definitely Maybe
I only hauled it out to sketch something on the clean reverse
And found myself intrigued with this old attempt of a maple(?) leaf over some broad strokes of colour.
I started off doodling with a black pen around the leaf outline
Then writing in the name of the leaf in various place
Then the whimsy crept in
I wrote 'Maple' all over the place
Then suddenly thought "Maybe its not a maple"
Which thought was then also written in - at the top -
As a reminder to me not to be too cocky about my own opinions :-)
What I like:
The boldness of colour and strokes
The whimsy - it speaks to me.
What I don't like:
The writing is yucky - I had no idea I'd like the rest of it and regret how little trouble I took with it. But maybe that will add to the whimsy :-)
What I learned:
The most unexpected things can turn out to be work you'll like.
Having fun; making yourself smile while you're working is great.
The stuff that you feel no strain to 'get it right' might turn out to be something you really like.
Well lookee here!
I have painted, confessed, bared my paintings to public scrutiny AND written a blog post.