I managed to do a few paintings / collages on the weekend, after my crafting ban of the prior two weeks. It was actually good to have a break from it, to clear up a bit (a bit…) and also refresh my brain and start on something different. I am trying desperately to get better at painting – my Mum and brother are brilliant but I, sadly, am not – and find a style that sits comfortably with me and my abilities (or lack thereof). I’m also trying to just DO, rather than over-thinking things.
So, I started this painting, which turned out to be a mixed-media piece in the end with the addition of some collaged “extras” and, although she’s not perfect, I’m fairly pleased with her. I’m trying so hard to not judge my work too harshly, because it hinders the process and makes me have unnecessary tantrums.
This lady got a nice lace collar….
…and a bit of a rotund face. A bit too round for my liking….
…so I trimmed it down a bit, so she’s got a more angular look…and she got a crown too, and some wings (naturally)…
…I added a stamped border and stamped “dream” letters, anddid a bit of outlining to highlight some details.
…and she’s done 🙂
I’m still not very good at faces (and I kinda wish I hadn’t made her face less round now), but I am hoping the more I do, the better I will hopefully get! My other plan was to give up entirely and just paint/draw all my people facing away from me, thus negating the need for faces at all! Hooray! But that’s cheating, right?
Thank you for dropping by and having a look at my funny, imperfect art 🙂