Tuesday, August 14, 2012

blue skies

I painted this one, my friend's daughter, back in March.

My palette is so confusing right now with 37 different hues including 14 varieties of purple that I wanted to look back on simpler times. Simpler brushwork.

I feel like I'm tripping over my own efforts to "get better," when really, the first portraits I did are the ones I like the most. The ones where I wasn't trying so hard.

How do you try not to try so hard?  Riddle me that.



Anonymous said...

Set yourself a time limit! And be willing to be done. (Easy for me to say) Jan

Anonymous said...

One day at a time translates easily into one brush stroke at a time?

And one thought at a time.