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Day 2 in 30
So, today is Day Two in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge and I wanted to talk about pushing the boundaries in my art. I have spent many years learning so many rules of painting, color and composition. What I found was happening was I was not finding the joy of painting anymore. I was so caught up in being afraid of breaking someone’s “rule” that it was suffocating. This year I have spent tons of time soul searching, journaling and “doodling” (aka sketching) to find what makes me happy again. I have figured out that color makes me happy! Color is what makes me want to pick up the brush each day. So, rules aside, I will paint with color! I am finally becoming comfortable in pushing some of the boundaries and restraints I felt because that is not “what you see”. I am now trying to paint “what I WANT to see” and am having so much joy and fun doing it. I hope that all of you are able to find something you enjoy doing and doing the way you enjoy doing it, after all life is short!