I was very excited when I started this piece. For the first six hours everything was going smoothly. The sketch came out great, the first painting was beautiful. Colors were at the right value. This passed Saturday couldn’t have been a better painting day.
But then Sunday came around.
By the time I finished Sunday’s session, I found myself trying to rescue the painting rather than elevating the great work I did on Saturday. The colors didn’t mix well. I was accidentally shifting features on the face. And I was overpainting to the point that I was dirtying the colors to dull grays. I was desperate to revive the piece.
Sunday was frustrating. But I did learn something.
You can’t get too confident. You have to treat each painting like a new adventure. You can’t assume that a solution you had to a previous piece will garner the same results for your new painting. You must also consistently remind yourself of your process while your painting and be sure not to skip any steps just because it might seem easier. Those shortcuts will end up adding more time to your piece in the long run. And lastly do not by any means take these days as a throw away. These days are essential. These are the days where we learn. These are the days where we get better. #rancano
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This week I’ve made a record number of paintings I don’t like, and the rut’s dragging me down.
I find myself kiiiind of trying to avoid the studio because it feels like nothing’s flowing the way it usually does. I guess the only thing to do though is just get in there and muscle through.
Wish me luck because I’m running out of storage space for paintings gone bad. And maybe send coffee and candy. 😬
This one though... it reminds me of sprinkles and birthday cake, and that’s not half bad!