Monday, August 3, 2015

Morning Paintings #161-170

I think that when at the end of the year I look back on my artsy endeavors in 2015, there will be nothing that makes me prouder than doing my morning paintings. Even if I quit tomorrow (which I won't) I will still have done a painting every day for over half a year. Every day! Who knew I could even do that for a month?

I feel like this painting practice is doing much more for me than just delivering a painted page every day, but it's hard to really put it into words. I think one of the biggest things is that I'm starting to see where my heart lies when it comes to painting and drawing and that I'm giving myself permission to just put on the page what I like.

The thing is that when it comes to painting and drawing I have such admiration for people who draw from life and who fill their sketchbooks with their everyday surroundings. But the trouble is, I don't really enjoy doing those kinds of paintings, except once in a blue moon. I like imaginary stuff, I like to make things up. I'm more a doodler than a representative artist. And it shows in my paintings. And it's all good. ;-)

Here are paintings number 161 to 170!

#161 - Rainbow Mandala (It was very difficult for me to leave the background white!)

#162 - Abstract Nonsense

#163 - A Bunch of Flowers

#164 - Heart

#165 - Profile Picture

#166 - Expand

#167 - Flowers

#168 - Flowers + Ink

#169 - Labels

#170 - Purple Flowers

Yes, I'm still on a mandala trip and I haven't tired of flowers yet. It's interesting how even half an hour before I start I usually have no idea what I'm going to paint. And then I sit down and the painting just happens. I'm not sure if I've become a better painter in the past half year, but I have become more confident in handling a brush and a blank page! That's progress too, right?

Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy day!