Monday, 6 September 2010

Strength in Solitude


I painted this picture a few months ago but you all know how we get with our work...I was never really happy with it...so I hid it away from my vision...in the hope that it would look better tomorrow...

I'm not sure it ever will look better to me...
I don't think that I will ever be happy with a painting...

We all go through this...I know that my fellow PAN members feel this way at times...
But I thought that I would show it on the blog anyway...as a kind of cathartic exercise...
I need to let go of my negative feelings towards my art...
I need to just create and not be so sorry that I am not, and never will be, an "Old Master"...

Sometimes we forget this...we put undue pressure on ourselves to be something we are not...not just in our art but in our lives also...

The painting is called "Strength in Solitude"...it is painted with acrylics on 18 x14" canvas...just in case you were wondering :0)

There now...I'm feeling my burden lighten a little already...

4 comments:

Mags Cassidy said...

Well I think he's ab-fab!
(perhaps you'd like him better if he stood up...rofl...)

Julie Kendall said...

I think your right about not being happy with our own work....i remember hiding work with a curled arm around it way way back at school.
I think this is wonderful Cee and glad you got it out to show us, would have missed a real treat, good on you.
Im trying to be more relaxed about my own work, not always east to do is it?......silly ole things aint we.
I think all the little quirks in our work are what makes it..........i like to call them my happy mistakes or twists:O)
Will pop by the garden later
hugs
Julie
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Oberon's Wood said...

Mags...
You seem to always know how to bring a smile to my face :0)
(Nice idea... but I'd have to censor the blog though!)

Oberon's Wood said...

Julie...
Oh those "Happy Accidents"...don't you just love 'em?
I don't think that I'll ever be satisfied with anything that I create...apart from my sprogs of course ;0)
See you back in the garden soon!