Sunday, October 21, 2007

Two steps forward...


...one step back.
the path to success is not always a straight line of steady improvement toward a goal, particularly as an artist. Sometimes it is a meandering path, and a climb up a steep hill, and as lot of twists and turns, and that is how I am feeling about my artistic journey right now. My first painting this month was bad and messy, but I expected that, as I got my feet (and brush) wet after a long hiatus from paintbrush and canvas. I felt that my second and third paintings were improvements in shading and detail over the first, but this fourth painting looks a bit flat to me and I think I rushed it a bit. Painting is teaching me patience, among other things, which I need.

And today, in spite of the fact that it is going to be a glorious sunny 70-ish afternoon, and a perfect day for fall clean up gardening, I am going to make a pot of soup (tortellini and white bean with sausage - my current favorite) - and sit in my sunny art room painting. I may regret this decision when the winds start to blow and I am out in 40 degree weather cleaning up my yard, but today, I will live in the moment and enjoy it!

2 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

I think this is a wowser Kerri! I admire you so much for turning to your painting. Love the eyes and the colors. I also LOVE the newest picture of you! Beautiful my friend! You are magical.

DEW said...

I second Marilyn on everything she said!

And good for you! You will burn more calories doing yard work when it's 40! Love this and as always, your use of words is always amazing! This one is a bit more reflective than sad. A good direction!