Wednesday, November 30, 2011
This is such a great DVD and I am so glad I bought it but...I can see that I need to paint this over and over until I paint like Susie! What I see so far is the green trees are all wrong and too centered. I forgot the shadows of the trees on the ice and the one I did paint is going the wrong direction? I like the feel of this but not the details. I need to do it over and pay closer attention. I need to practive the scraping of the trees because the color filled in after my scrape so I suspect that the paper was too wet?
Monday, November 28, 2011
Go with the flow - If there is a storm, I can't stop it but I can go with the flow of it. I might get hurt and I might not, but it will not kill me. The scars will heal if I allow it to happen. I recently had an experience where my feelings got hurt in regards to my art. I allowed my friends to support me, I continued to make art and I got over it very quickly. For me, the trick is to not compulsively think about it. I let go and the wound healed. 10 yeas ago I would have milked it for all it was worth for weeks and weeks. I am a compulsive personality and I have learned to let Go. This is part of my philosophy. Now I will peacefully paint.
***the painting is an attempt at working on Susie Short's DVD "Winter Creek".