Part of my "practice" is being
mindful of the benefits of
simply picking up my paintbrush
and painting. Realizing that
I don't always need to have
an outcome in mind. The simple
act of acting I know adds
to my process of strengthening
myself as a painter.
Over the past few years I've
committed to share what I
consider some of my less"
successful" paintings. More out
of a place of acknowledging
that this does occur and is a
normal part of any process.
Of course in saying all this,
I keep in mind what I
"think" works may be different
than what someone else thinks
works or is "successful".
While I rather like the acrylic
sketch at the top. Yesterday's
small sketch in oils (directly above) I find less
"successful". In the process I scraped down,
started over and then stopped. I just
felt the piece wasn't working for me.
Although, I had a lot of fun
experimenting and moving paint around!
I realize the outcome wasn't the important
part. It was me picking up the brush!
Moving some paint around, exploring
and letting the process continue.
I did sign it so I'm not completely