Monday, May 18, 2009
Thank you Liz Holm for sending this award my way. I am a huge fan of Liz' work but also hold considerable admiration for her as a person. She is thoughtful, generous and a gentle soul.
One of the things to be done when receiving this award is to list seven things I love. In stead of seven things, I will just say I love waking up each new day which is filled with the unknown, the mystery of what is yet to happen during the day.
The other thing to be done is to pass this award along to seven other artists. Instead of doing that I would like to pass it along to every artist, those that are new and learning their craft, those that continue to paint and often struggle as the learning continues and to the professionals that give us inspiration and aspirations.
Remember this portrait I was doing for my twin's birthday? It still is not finished so yesterday I set it up on the easel again. I pushed paint around and I mean that literally. While pushing around paint her face grew, and believe me that is not a good thing, so I scraped her face down again. It is dry this morning so I will go in with charcoal and redraw her before starting again. I wonder why I am struggling so with this portrait. Could it be I'm wanting it to be perfect and when it doesn't happen I become frustrated? More than likely lol.