Being a self taught artist I have to learn the lessons of art with my own experiments. I am trying to improve with everyday. In the process of learning new things sometimes you tend to devote too much time away from old things you loved. That leads to a bit of hesitation in going back.
I have been trying new techniques with mixed media but there were days when a bit of ‘artist’s struggle depression’ takes over and I would not paint at all and that would make me really sad. I would go look at my newly arranged studio and just get really upset. Then I thought I must add some form of simple painting to my daily to-do list. I had heard of people doing a painting a day challenge, so I wanted to give it a try. I did want to push myself towards this but also didn’t want to restrict myself to a particular subject. I decided I will paint small, sometimes loose, sometimes try a bit of challenging subjects but above all just enjoy the process without the worry whether it is something I will eventually be able to sell or not. Over the years I have realised that although I really love how energetic acrylic paintings make me feel, watercolour is the medium that relaxes me the most. So I began my 30 days of a watercolour a day challenge with a mix of hope and excitement.
As usual there were days when I really enjoyed working on them but there were also some days when due to some other circumstances I wasn’t able to put my best into it and wasn’t too proud of what came out. Some of these pieces I might come back to and use as a base for further development.
I am currently at Day 16 and when I laid the past 15 small postcard size pieces to take a picture of them for this blog post, I felt sort of satisfied.
So here they are all laid out and then a few I might in fact put for print on demand at my Fine art America page (click here).
Hopefully from tomorrow onwards I can put a blog post every day or two with past few Daily works.