After my last post, I made myself promise to get in there and paint! So today I spent some time in there working on a picture. Just playing around, but I was painting! My newest effort at painting is a girl’s face. She will have long hair and I think I will add flowers to the picture with napkins or magazine pictures.
I feel pretty good to have finally done some painting. I have discovered one problem though. My cat wants to sit on top of my palette or on top of the wet painting. I had the devil of a time convincing her to move and stay off the paint. It’s like she likes getting paint all over her feet. I don’t understand it, but I do know that it’s typical cat behavior to want to lie on whatever you are doing. She is still an adolescent, so I just kept moving her off the spot and scolding her until she got the point.
Here is what I started with:
That was what I left last night when I just put paint on the paper before I went to bed. So, today I worked on her face. I only have a couple of layers of paint down, but she is starting to shape up nicely.
Then she morphed into this:
My sister was very quick to point out that she needs some eyelashes. I am still working on adding layers to her face and putting shading in where it needs to be. Once that is done, I will worry about her eyelashes! I can’t decide what color to make her long hair yet, but maybe by tomorrow I will have narrowed it down to a specific color.
Anyway, that is my newest effort at painting. I just have to keep telling myself that it is only paper and I am only practicing. It does not have to be perfect. I am just learning and relearning what I lost by not practicing for so long.
I am having more ideas that I want to try out, so maybe I am getting back into the swing of daily art.
Does anyone else have this much trouble getting started painting?