My drawing and painting life
It is starting to look like I am doing an abstract series this month (apart from the watercolor work of course). I rather liked some I made earlier this month (May 15 and 16) where I started with a layer of white and copper acrylics. The light piece I did on May 16 started with a background in white and copper. After it was finished, I thought it would be fun to start more pieces in a similar way, thereby tying them together in a series. So that’s how the one above started. In this piece the second layer covers most of the first, but you can still see the copper pop out here and there.
I tried to make some non representational pieces. As always that works better in some, like the first one here (above), than in others. On a second viewing – after I turned the piece 90 degrees- I saw a mountain animal in it after all … haha. I like this orientation better, so here I am with a mountain piece after all. Can you see it?
So I call it ‘Love of mountains, number1’.
The second piece moved in the direction of mountains and I accepted it and even enhanced the mountain idea.
May 22, #265/365
When I numbered these I realized there’s now only 100 days to go – woohoo – to the finish of a year of daily creating! (Some days later, I figured out I have been counting wrongly – it’s a leap year, so I will have done 366 days in total if I make it to September 1st).
I’ve been thinking about the fact that I’m almost at the three quarter point in this year. And for a while it’s been really hard. “I should be celebrating”, I thought. But I didn’t feel like that at all. I was wrestling with the inner critic. I doubted whether the period I was ill even counted for the year of daily creating. Another reason for wrestling is my health. I knew I had to change my daily habits – when I was ill they found out I have a high blood pressure. I received treatment and medication helps, but it is wise to exercise more, change eating habits if I want to stay healthy. Not an easy thing to do. I know exercise is easiest to do when I do it first thing in the day – like I did with the daily art for quite while. That means I need to shift the art thing to a different part of the day. That really scared me for a while. But in the end I decided to just try. I end up doing the art by the end of the day often. That makes it harder sometimes. Sometimes it’s already ten o’clock and I remember – ‘I still have to do my daily art’. Sitting down to do it takes a bit of stamina. But I don’t want the year to end yet. So I do it, even though energy is low, or the light is bad. By now, I’m beyond the wrestling and think: it will be interesting to see how this affects the results and the process. It’s OK. After all the motto still holds: there’s always another day!
As we’re nearing the end of May, I will have to make the choice whether to choose a theme again, or not. As this month I made a lot of abstracts, I may just strike that from my list. Two days to ponder it. We’ll see.
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