Rooster With A Checkered Past
7x5" gouache on paper SOLD
Painting in a decorative style.
This was for an invitational show
I had previously
committed to be part of.
It had a rooster theme.
" Something to Crow About"
This was painted at the last moment
and the mere fact I painted
something I could use
I credit to the solid advice and
sharing I received from some
wonderful, caring artists
regarding my call for help in
my last post.
The comments are quite
remarkable in their candor and
genuine desire to help
by sharing of their own
It allowed me to see that
many others fight through it
what ever it is -not a block
in the usual way because
painting is still fun,
but equally insidious in the doubt
it creates about the future.
Following much of the advice,
I changed my focus
and media and just painted with
The Rooster was number 3.
It was so different from my regular
work I did not have to be
judgmental about it.
Another tip was to get away from
my regular routine, sooo...
we went on a trip for Easter.
I still had to
paint in the car... can't not do that!
But instead of painting the landscape
like I usually do
I took along a plant a friend had given
me and painted large.
This was on the way there.
The glove compartment came in handy!
I painted different flowers of the way back.
I will show those in the next post.
Once again a HUGE thanks to all those
who took the time to send helpful advice
either by email as well as the blog.
I do not know how
long my weird state will last, but at least
now I do know
and trust that it will pass and I will
still have my passion for my art.
I am so truly grateful for the
amazing artists who blog.
I am blessed.