Monday, September 19, 2011

Back to Basics

Back in the day I mostly painted on large canvases. Usually 16x24. I would set up the easel and paint standing up, swinging a brush full of paint, working to my heart's content.
Since I had been hanging around online and working on art journals and such I got used to sitting down at a table, working on much smaller surfaces.
To tell you the truth, I was not crazy about it at first.
Don't get me wrong. I love working on art journals. It's just that I always felt something was missing.
The problem was I was not listening to my own art spirit and was instead doing mostly what others were doing.
Again, nothing wrong with learning from others, but in the end you have to do what you know is right for you.
For the longest time I had been itching to work on a larger surface.
Today I finally pulled out a large 18x24 sketchbook, placed it on an easel, pulled out the brushes and paints and painted standing up, the adrenaline flowing through me as I slammed paint across the surface, excited to see what would happen.
It was the best feeling ever!
Just started this painting, playing with ideas.
Who knows exactly how it will turn out.
For now I am just happy, playing with the paint, following my heart.
May you have a wonderful, joyful day!
'Til later,
Carol B.


RosA said...

Fabulous painting! Very pleasing colours and love the expression on her face.

Carol B. said...

RosA, Thank you so much for your kind words!