Tuesday, 22 January 2013
I wonder why it is that when I begin some paintings, I feel as clueless about how to approach it as if I've never painted before. After finishing my second hydrangea painting the other week, I was basking in the glory of feeling I was really seeing some progress with my style and felt it was all onwards and upwards from there. This painting left me feeling like there was as much poetry in my brush as you'd find in a blocked drain. Nothing came easily and I didn't enjoy the process at all.
I guess it calls for more frequent painting to get more consistent results. I am also devoting time to writing, so I'm not sure how many hours I could spend a week on painting. Does anyone have any thoughts on whether or not painting just once a week is enough to see real progress over the long term?
Here is the photo I used for reference.