Week 5 was about painting How it Feels to be You, that was fine, and to paint the biggest we'd ever painted, that was fine too (so I thought). So I went BIG and Juicy- 4 times the size I'd been painting up till then. I started this painting in week 5.......Once I started I actually felt completely overwhelmed. I couldn't get the flow of paint quick enough on the paper. The paper seemed to demand alot of paint and the size, I was having to crawl all over the painting. I had the figure the owl and most of the background done, but the fear gremlin didn't like it.... not good enough, not this not that.
And so a big pause happened, I'd feel guilty every time I walked past the folded paper, that always seemed to be in the way! And feeling guilty being part of the Fearless Tribe, like a fraud.
Then today the urge to paint was so strong, that I just squeezed the paint on the palate and went for it.
And finally it's finished and I love it! I went over some of the previous painted bits, to brighten and add depth.
Hard to show the painting in it's fullness, here are some more:
|Red Lotus and Desert|
Finally to give you an idea of the size, here's a photo of the face with a pen.
|Size guide, see the pen|
I feel inspired now to keep going and finish BIG, with week 6 (ish) next week.
Thanks for visiting today, have a great week.