Saturday, March 24, 2012

Something Different

I thought I'd try to be a little more precise brushing on the paint. Less mixing and overlapping and more paint by numbers kinda thing.

I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. It's less representational. I wonder if I represented the various parts with less connected or realistic shapes how it would look? Well already have idea for next painting.

It is a horizontal rectangle painting, but I like the square cropping of the photo. If I framed the painting, I'd pick a square matte.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Discipline Required

I wish I had the discipline to paint everyday. I really haven't been fantasizing about being a full time painter since I got my 9-5 job. But this is the perfect time to build a portfolio. If I painted everyday I'd quickly have a decent portfolio. I don't think I need to schedule time and be inflexible, but consider painting chillaxing. If I'm too tired to paint, I should just go to bed. Thats what I did when I didnt have tv. But then I read. Now I should paint. The problem with chillaxing in front of the tv is it takes so little energy, I just waste time when I should be either unwinding some other way or sleeping. Another poblem with tv is while you're watching you want to finish the show, but if you had never started you would never have missed missing a show.