Friday, July 18, 2008
Small Figurative Paintings
During a Vicky McMurry Workshop, she said small figurative paintings could be my bread and butter. I started painting a little bit before I left for France. I was really excited after the workshop and then I had a little bit of a down period. I can be very hard on myself. I felt like I couldn't complete a painting on my own without help or approval from an instructor. Being creative isn't something you can just switch on and off. You have to feel it. Often my husband will ask why aren't you working on your painting and I will say "it's not speaking to me", which is the way it feels sometime. Since I got back from Provence, I have been inspired. I picked up the dog painting and small figurative painting that I had been working on and completed them. I've done it all on my own and an instructor hasn't even seen or given advice or approval. I'm excited.