The daily painting challenge has opened my eyes to what an artist must experience when they sit in front of a blank canvas. I too am experiencing that same feeling. I am sure everyone experiences a creative block at some point.
Sitting in front of a blank canvas not knowing what to paint is just mind boggling. That was my experience for this painting, well actually every painting so far. I started painting a canvas with a direction in mind, but then I did not like how it was coming out, so I painted over it. Well I did that several times until I gave into my frustration, and walked away, asking myself, “Why can’t I be creative?”
Why have I not figured out what I enjoy painting and just do it. I know I am expecting too much after 6 paintings but that is me.
I have to accept that over time and practice the ideas will flow out of me. And until then I must keep practicing.
The internet offers many great ideas, photos, and suggestions. I just have to be patient with myself, look at photos to gain inspiration and then run with it. Easier said then done because I still have a hard time choosing what to paint.
For today’s painting I finally chose a field of lavendar.
“Refine Emotions” by Doreen J. Bowers
8″ × 10″ in. Acrylic painting on artist canvas board.
The lavender flower represents refinement, grace, and elegance. How suiting for my current emotions today.
Over time and as I continue my daily paintings, I will improve each day, experience many different emotions but I will try to do it with grace and elegance, haha…
I will say one thing that as I finally made my decision on what to paint and started on the purple I was much more calmer and relaxed as I finished this piece.
Ok Doreen, note to self…keep it simple….You have to start somewhere!
Day 6 check check..
What to paint tonight? Any suggestions my head is already spiraling. I have my second sewing class today. Haha. I will use that time to think of something else I can do today.
Have a great day.