Saturday, August 17, 2013
Blog-a-long day 17/30 - Overcoming Fears
I have posted this painting before, but looking at it makes me understand the thoughts and yearnings I have been having. I have been taking a lot of on-line classes this year learning to paint and draw. In these classes we use the inspiration of the teacher to create a work of art and it has been great; however, I have this sincere desire to just pick up the paint and paint brush and just paint something coming from me. This strikes great fear because I do not know if I have it in me,
The picture above was painted in a painting class I took and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas three years ago. The teacher showed us a similar picture and said in three hours we would have a painting done. The first thing that came to my mind was "No way Jose" I would not be able to do it. Needless to say I did complete the painting. It is done on 18x24 watercolor paper using acrylic paint.
I want to uae a photo that I have taken and do an interpretation with paint, so I am giving myself an assignment. My birthday is Nov. 14th and I am painting a birthday present to myself. I am giving myself permission to try and I promise to post the painting no matter the result.
Overcoming my fears has been a lifelong struggle but I refuse to give up. If I can conquer cancer, I can do anything.
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