|Cumulus to the North - #12|
6x6 - oil on wood panel
© 2012, S.Johnson
At the critique, surprisingly, everyone loved it and offered up suggestions on addressing the issues I was having with it. So, I didn't toss it right away. Tried working on it the next day, and it ended up in the trash. I was left with no interest in painting for the next few days, and another winter-type storm rolled in, killing off any possibility of painting outside until today, even if I'd wanted to.
So, last night, I decided I should at least do something, and these 6x6 oils have always proved to be, regardless of outcome, a good way to spend an hour painting.
Cottonwoods are starting to green up along the Animas, so I may head out today and try painting by the river. Or not.
I've come to recognize that these artistic "lulls", if you will, are just part of the process. They used to bother me, but now they don't. I just try to find other creative ways to spend my time if I don't feel like painting. It's funny how many artists will write on their blogs about these periods, and how it almost feels like they forgot how to paint. That's sort of how I feel at the moment, and I know it's 100% mental.