I tried to keep busy today and immersed myself with my painting. It's not so bad when it's miserable outside, I don't feel guilty about not enjoying the sunny weather.
I dislike this love hate struggle I have with my art, but I suppose it's all part of the game in the end. I've been thinking about it again today and have thought about something which could be quite important and something which I feel I should address.
|Crooked Tree. Watercolour 7 x 5 inches.|
I am an impulsive painter and need to paint when the mood takes me. Fortunately, it's fairly often but I'm not the sort who could plan ahead and arrange to paint at a certain time on a certain day. If the urge is not there then there's no point trying to force it. My main problem (I think) is that I have this need to finish a painting in the one session. I need to break this habit and force myself to complete paintings over a period of time. I think this all stems from having disasters in my earlier watercolour painting experience and it feels a lot worse to lose a painting which has been painted over a number of days rather than one which has taken just a few hours.
|New River in Flood. Watercolour 7 x 5 inches.|
However these are two paintings from today, both from the same session.