Spending a busy Sunday rearranging my art/witchy room starting on the art side of it first. It was just not right the way it was I felt cramped and unable to breathe. I have a north facing room but quite a small window the way my room was, at first, the light was hitting my painting wrong by mainly coming from behind and to the side of the picture. So now by reversing my room the light will hit it from behind me instead. I also brought myself a daylight bulb for the overhead light and two softbox lights with daylight bulbs so I can paint and draw at night and dull days. Here is the part of the room that I've moved. Has you can see the light from the window is great. So back to it!
Wednesday, February 24
I have been thinking of taking these two paintings and reworking them. They were one of the first acrylic paintings I did, and I feel they need something else. So this will be my next project. If they work out and they look reasonably good you will be seeing them again. If not, they may be covered with gesso or binned.
Monday, February 8
Went out the other week trying to inspire me to start my art up again. Not really had the inclination for the past year since my mum passed away, but she wouldn't want me to stop so I bought myself a sketch pad.
Sat down to watch Youtube Clive a great guy to listen to if your learning to paint.
Just a page of little sketches ease back into it, will do this for a while practice, practice, practice
Friday, February 5
- Never compare yourself to other artists, Know that your family is biased. Whether for or against, their views are skewed and do not represent an accurate reflection of your work in the world.
- Base your success on how your art has enriched your life and how you feel when you create it.
- Constantly push yourself to expand and learn.
- Know that art can never be measured in dollars and will only ever appreciate in value.
- Trust that when you are making the world more beautiful. that is always enough.
- Honest work is not compromised if it supports the creation of art.
- Remember it is the job of the artist to create, not to simply regurgitate what exists.
- Never expect your family to understand your art, but do your best to educate them about it, patiently.
- Whenever a client/gallery or owner/patron offers their advice, smile and nod. then create your art authentically.
- Remember what Dali said: "Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it."