on beginning a new painting…

Making a start...
Making a start…

After completing Höllgrotten in Spring Storm and taking a day to relax, I am back at it. But the excitement I felt at looking forward to beginning something new has turned to that familiar feeling of anxiety. Yes, starting a new painting scares me. I am afraid of regressing, rather than moving forward in skill and expression. I am now also afraid of creating something so shameful that I cannot post it on my blog. But do not worry about me, this is only temporary.

The antidote to these fears of starting something new is always to simply start. By the time I have created a preliminary sketch I am back to enjoying myself and looking forward to solving the mystery of what it will become.

 

looking out my window into the rain ad fog... perfect day to work on a painting...
looking out my window into the rain and fog – perfect day to work on a painting…

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