My painting class is not going as planned. In my first five week session, I came home energized and excited, even if I didn’t like my paintings so much.
This session I have to keep reminding myself they are not all masterpieces.
Take my cat painting, or paintings to be more accurate. Done from a photo I took of one of the barn cats at Arrowhead Stables, I loved my sketch.
Second try. Too many hard edges.
When I came home from class, I tried to “fix” the first painting, only succeeding in making it worse. Usually there is a freedom in tackling an unhappy painting. You can try anything you want……not this time. Think I can find a greeting card in the head on this second version of the first painting.
This week we worked on adding texture to a painting using different techniques. I started with a Sandhill Crane that turned into a muddy mess. Then I tackled the cat again. A bit better, but feeling my mojo is getting a bit distracted or diluted.
What to do to get it back? Take a break, paint more, change up my palette? Any suggestions?
“Did You Art Today?”