Sunday, 25 March 2012

Painting a Day 119

When I tell people that I am painting everyday, they often say to me "Oh I love painting!  It's so relaxing."  And I politely nod and acknowledge their experience of painting.  However I have to admit that this is not necessarily a sentiment that I share.  Painting is something that I kind of feel driven to.  I feel a need to express myself artistically and to further my mastery of my chosen craft.  I am often trying to achieve specific effects or representations of mood and concept.  And not always successfully to my own mind.  And having set before myself a project of one year it does introduce the pressure to produce whether or not I feel inspired.  And so while painting can be relaxing that is not why I do it.  That being said, today's painting was an act of just blending some of my favourite colours that I find restful on the eyes.

R & R, acrylic on canvas board, 8" x 10"

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