If you follow me on Instagram, you'll notice that the other night, about 10pm, inspiration hit me all of a sudden. And I knew I had to take advantage of it and see what happened.
So I decided to start incorporating more mixed media, like acrylic paint and charcoal, instead of just oil paint. And when I added all that together, I got the perfect storm. I think over the course of last night and this morning, I painted nine total: four on canvas and five on oil paper, but of course, only a few turned out the way I wanted.
For all my artists out there - do you ever get to a point where it just doesn't work anymore? It's like I found that sweet spot where it was all working the way I wanted, I got two, maybe three paintings done rapid-fire, and then everything else before and after those sucked. Crazy right? But the more time I spend painting, the more I'm learning to recognize when I hit that spot and not to push too far once it starts to "run out." All that happens is I end up wasting paper and paints, and getting frustrated that my kitchen counters are full of drying canvases, but only a couple that I'm really excited about.
But, I can't begin to tell you how utterly content I was last night, after pouring myself another glass of wine and just creating.
Also - I'm working behind the scenes to set up shop here on the site, instead of pushing out to other art sites like I've done in the past. So stay tuned, these new beauties will most likely be listed for sale in the coming weeks. If anyone is interested, shoot me an email and I'll make sure to set them aside.