"Have No Fear of Perfection, You will never achieve it!". I wish I could remember where I read this, but at present it is hanging above my computer. I need to remind myself constantly to work hard but enjoy the process and not ruin the painting by overworking it. My New Years resolution about blogging has gotten waylaid for personal reasons which I am happy to say have been resolved to a great degree. I continue to paint on my WetLand series and realized that another reason for not blogging is I find that I need to set the paintings aside and look at them with fresh eyes. If I post too soon, I eventually end up redoing the painting. This created a problem as I was posting only when I had a painting to show. If I want to post more frequently, I think I will need to find something (art history, studies of the masters etc.) and not attempt to achieve a painting a day as I allow it to put pressure on me (my perfectionist rearing it's ugly head.) I really want to focus on quality.
I have to thank all the bloggers out there as they remain a valuable source of inspirations and education.
After 60+ years, I have finally discovered my passion! I love painting as the process totally absorbs me and the results surprise me! As a retired nurse, wife, mother and now grandmother, painting affords me an opportunity to express myself in a total different manner. A whole new world has opened to me and I am even more aware of how beautiful and precious life is. I am reading and painting every day and I have been fortunate to have so many people help me on my journey. I have attended workshops by Gregg Kreutz, Susan Sarback, Stacy Barter, Gay Faulkenberg, and Terry Norris