My mojo has left me. I feel like I need to put my studio together first before I can paint anything. And I’ve been thinking of trying out some new stuff. Different style of painting. But we’ll see where that gets me. I usually forget before I start moving in that direction.
I'm copy pasting something I wrote in Wyanne's class. I was coloring a simple coloring sheet.
What I found out from this assignment is that I like to have a choice of colors. I have regular crayons but not too many color choices so I used the Portfolio series water soluble oil pastels instead. That might as well say something about my attitude toward things and money. :) I picked the easiest coloring sheet since it didn't look too detailed. And I colored very loosely without paying too much attention to details. I didn't even sharpen my crayons. Not because I didn't want to I just didn't feel like going through the trouble. Colors that I used are pretty safe for me. I use them a lot. I tried to listen to Wyanne's suggestion to pick the color that jumps out at you first. Even though I imagined a pink bunny I picked up deep red. But when I stared at the coloring sheet to see what I would color with it, I couldn't find anything. So I changed the red for pink. I was tempted to leave the background uncolored but changed my mind and colored it green for grass.
While I was coloring I was thinking about what this coloring sheet will tell about me to others. That it will look very imprecise and might give the impression that I wasn't doing my best. But the thing is that I usually don't give my best. And that is because I like to enjoy painting and if I give it my best I'll probably get too worked up about it not being perfect and not being able to do exactly how I imagined, that I would just give up in the middle of it. Which is pretty much the story of my life.
Isn't it weird how a simple coloring assignment makes you think about yourself?