"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.. if you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer
I think sometimes I try too hard to figure out what the expectations of me and my paintings are, rather than painting what I feel. Lately, it's been refreshing to let that go!
I like the photo below of my palette mixtures -- which would make a cool abstract painting -- better in many ways than lots of my "real" paintings. I have, however, turned a corner of sorts for me -- letting spots of paint fly and enjoying the process. Knowing the basics is necessary, but fun experimentation is giving me a new lease on life -- woohoo!
Photo of my palette mixtures
Welcome Home, Charleston, 12 x 12
from recent Opelika Workshop,
White Roses, 14 x 11
Knock First, Charleston, 16 x 12
Sunny Morning, Charleston, 12 x 9
April Sunshapes, Charleston, 14 x 11
Block-In (which I like better) of painting below
Au Nom de la Rose, 30 x 24
Memories of Provence, 48 x 36
Sunporch Bouquet, 18 x 18
Tutu and Boots, 16 x 12
recent Opelika Workshop
LET IT FLY!!
"You were never in control anyway,"
Life, the Truth, and Being Free