I just finished a string of pretty mediocre paintings, and was pretty frustrated. I would like to think that I have been painting for so long that they would all work out by now. But that is far from the case. I still waste a lot of paper, and more importantly, time. I'll work for several days on a painting, only to see that it is no good. Then I start to freak out and try to do something fast, and that doesn't work either. Then I start thinking that I'm wasting my time and no one cares if my paintings are good or not anyways, and I should go get a job that has a paycheck at the end of the week - whether my work is good or not. I wonder if other painters ever have these thoughts. But then inertia keeps me painting. I have to paint. So, I go back to my favorite and familiar subject - Windansea. I have tried to do one that looks north for a while and they didn't work out either, so I tried it again, and to my surprise, at the end of the painting, I liked it. What a relief. Too bad I have done two more bad paintings since I finished this one. But for now, I can enjoy the fact that I did something good.
|"WindanSea Looking North"|
Watercolor 14 x 20"