During this pandemic I have wondered if it was worth my time to paint. Who would be looking at art, let alone buy?
So, when I got a message asking me about the landscape painting called ‘Golden Vale’ I was delighted. It had been an absolute joy to make. It was one of those paintings that just happened. Of course, I planned the main concept, the colour scheme etc. but I didn’t plan the mark making. That came through the sheer joy of play.
Part of me feels a little guilty that I enjoyed the process so much. After all I am supposed to be a serious working artist! Aren’t I? The truth is my art is only ever
good when I am able to call upon my inner child. Even when I am working on commission pieces, I allow time to play. As soon as I forget and become all serious, I lose the painting, it becomes tight and soulless. I also find that the playful painting is good for me, especially during these challenging times. It keeps the deep shadows away.
I was sorry to see the painting go, I loved it so much I had contemplated on keeping it, but I know it’s in good hands.
Are you an artist who likes to play? Have you ever painted or created something you wished you could have kept?
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