Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Day 1 - Help!

I am mad, why did I volunteer to do this - 30 paintings in 30 days!!!! Today has been SO hard! I haven't painted from photos for a year so today was so frustrating not being able to "see" and how flat everything appears within a photo!
I decided to use my water based oils and paint on board (my usual). I found myself trying to put in so much detail! I thought I had cured myself of that terrible disease! I wiped that, then tried another photo, figurative one. Rubbish! 
I played a little with my new inks to try and release some of my frustrations! I pulled out another photo, coastal this time but also pulled out my pastels and a piece of sanded paper.
I am still not satisfied with the finished article but here it is! Tomorrow I will NOT be using a photo so I will have to hunt around for a still life subject. I feel completely stressed, not quite the way I'd hoped to on to DAY 2.

1 comment:

  1. It's very frustrating when you can't find something to paint and the pressure must make it worse. Try making a list of possible subjects to take inspiration from, paint all the vases, bottles, onions, fruit you've got around the house?
    By the way your pastel painting is lovely, good luck for tomorrow.