The assignment was to create a painting using masking techniques. I began my painting that way, but, well, over time I covered them up...mostly. So here is the result:
|This is a different kind of composition for me...|
Hmm, I think this one is okay because I learned a lot in the painting of it. I have a better feeling for what I should do in the next one that will allow me to achieve the results I am seeking.
I like taking online classes where I post my work along with other members of the workshop. It's a very different animal from displaying art in a show. I am under pressure to post in a timely manner which means that even if I don't really love what I have created and/or it falls short of my goal, I have to tame my ego, let go of any thoughts of perfectionism, and put the work out there.
Art is so intimate that the vulnerability I felt at first was terrifying. But, after the first time or two I was surprised to find that, whoa, I survived.
Accountability in the very personal arena of my own art work is helping me to grow every day.