Wednesday, October 9, 2013
As I was going through my painting album in picasa (a site where I save all I do), I came across this one of my son-in-law. It was a quick study, but looking at it now, I really like it. I captured him well. As much as I struggled at first to get subjects for my figure paintings for 30 days, I'm realizing there are subjects everywhere. I just have to open my eyes and see them. I also think that I'm realizing that I can paint scenes, subjects, etc. now that I didn't know I could before.
Some thoughts: I'm going to have to set up my own challenges or maybe time frames in which to finish a painting. The pressure motivates me and if I post on facebook, I've committed myself. I have found that if I stick with one subject, skill to work on, size of painting, or whatever for longer than a day, I can make better progress and improve.