Sunday, March 27, 2016

Never Give Up

Today I was reflecting on the reason I invite you to follow my art journey.   The reason is to be an example.  To hopefully encourage anyone/everyone that if you are the least bit interested in creating art then take it from me.  If I can do it, so can you!  One of the first pieces of art I create delivered a message "It doesn't matter how you get there or how long it takes, JUST BEGIN TO FOLLOW THE PATH OF YOUR DREAMS".   So that is exactly what I did.  I just began.   When I first started out I had no clue what I was doing.  The first time I heard an artist that I admire admit that she made a bad piece of art I got excited.  I then developed the confidence to keep trying knowing that eventually I would improve.

I dawned on me that mostly I show art that looks good that I am comfortable attaching my name to it.  I hardly ever show you a pieces that didn't turn out as I had hoped, there have been many.

If I want you to follow my creative journey and perhaps encourage you then I am willing to show you a piece of art that went south quickly.

I started using  pastels, drawing loosely,  the scene of a young girl releasing butterflies in field where is a trees and flowers.    I was liking it and then it took a turn down a slippery slope, quickly.  So I sanded it thinking it would help make it look more loose and get rid of the defined edges.

 Then I covered it with Quinacridone/Nickel Azo Gold to give it a vintage look.  While it was still damp I sanded it some more.  "Oh My", I exclaimed..."What have I done?"  It looked awful.

                                      One thing I have learned, for sure, is to NEVER GIVE UP!!!!  
Never Give Up on a piece of art  -  Never Give Up on following your passion.  
I am passionate about being an artist and in this moment I am passionate about turning this pice around.

I began by:
*acrylic transfer of book text for
*stamping with a floral stamp
*stamping using the inside of
*mark making with Distress Ink
  walnut stain
*added shadows
*added words wisdom and
  spirituality which seemed to fit
*dropped white paint.

1 comment :

  1. Great post, friend--and so inspiring! Have enjoyed following your journey as an artist so much the last few years!



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