Help! I am being held hostage by this insane drive to paint in a subject matter that gives me good feelings.
I post a painting every week, usually Wednesday. I think you will like them cuz they are meant to convey an optimistic mood. Like a sunshiny day with a clear sky and blue water on the horizon.
But why did I choose watercolours! Aaargh!
It’s such an unforgiving medium. Fraught with challenges. First paintings loose and free. Playful. Beginner’s luck? Next phase, paintings too contrived. Too tight, too muddy. Overworked! Ugly!
Losing confidence. Beautiful and costly paper ruined again and again. Each new blank sheet daunting.
I push on through. It’s a love-hate relationship.
Paintings are 8×8″ format – a manageable size for en plein air excursions [painting outside].
I often use artboards cuz it’s way easier to carry in my backpack when climbing over logs and cliffs while venturing out to find the perfect inspiration for a painting.