|On The Horizon acrylic 8 by 10 inches canvas board|
So, it is February, and I have set the goal of producing 28 paintings this month.
So here is my plan:
I have gone through photo boxes and chosen photos that I love, that catch my eye, that say "paint me!"
Now, I am not allowed to say to myself "that is too hard", or "I can't paint the ocean, or I am no good at painting landscapes, or I can only paint animals and horses....", In short, no excuses, if it speaks to me I will come up with a plan, a composition, color palette, decide watercolor or acrylic and I will give it a go.
No promises on how they will turn out, I don't like to share the ones that I don't like, but I must share 28 this month, so if there is one I hate, I may have to come up with another... or share the dreaded one!
I will try to push my boundaries, try new things, new colors, new brushes...but I will warn you, I am not that adventurous...but I will try!
I hope that by trying new things and having a schedule, I will push myself to try something different and develop a painting routine and plan for my pictures. I hope to get over the procrastination when I get in a rough spot and push through, I hope to learn to paint even when my kids are home on an ice day, and want me to make pancakes, or take them to ride the horse or to Best Buy....or when hubby is home early and wants to get lunch....(unless meatball subs are involved....then all bets are off!).
After February, I may go back to my previous style and routine, but maybe not! Let's just see where this road takes us!
So, to all my followers, encouragement is welcomed and needed and any tips on technique, composition, color would be so appreciated! General likes and dislikes are requested!! Hope to make the month of February a turning point, for something new and exciting!
Oh, and this is number 1, an 8 by 10 acrylic on canvas board, sailboat on the horizon, Like the boat and sky but the water is weak, I wanted my watercolors when I got in the water, not sure how to make the acrylics do what I wanted, but I tried!