After being away from painting for about 6 months I am back at it and feeling like painting is all I want to do!
When I say I was away from painting, what I mean is I hadn't attempted a large 'serious' painting.
The reason for this was I just had lost any urge to paint. I was still doing the odd 6 x 8 " little ones ...but they are simple and do not require too much thought or effort.
I was still creating the e-book's which required me to paint a picture...and running my 'paint parties' which also require me to produce a painting.
I was basically an artist that didn't paint!!
People would introduce me as 'the artist' and inwardly I would smile and think ...if they only knew!
I was busy doing other things like setting up my shop in Childers, and travelling all round the country teaching so I didn't really have time to dwell on this predicament.
But it was there, eating away at my insides.
I just kept pushing it away.
I sure as hell didn't want to consider that I might never get the inspiration to paint again.
I was running round dishing out inspiration to all and sundry but my pot of creativity had hit the road and left!!
Then about 3 weeks ago I woke up one morning and thought ..OK it's time to get back into it.
I have my studio set up in my shed and it had sat there waiting for me for the 6 months and was looking like it needed a good overhaul.
So I got in and cleaned and throw out rubbish and hung paintings and things on the walls, sorted out my paints, found all the unused canvases I had stacked away from sight...so that they wouldn't look at me and ask why!.
It took all day to get it up and running again. But oh what a feeling when it was done...I could feel the creative juices start to stir.
Then it was back to the age old question always faced by artists ...what do I paint. Well I have been telling other artists how to overcome procrastination ...so I just thought ..practise what you preach Sandy!!
A friend had asked me why I don't paint guinea fowls...So I thought thats what I will do.
So I put a canvas on my easel and away I went.
How good did it feel ? ...It felt amazing and that guinea just fell out of me.
I was back!
This is my comeback painting
Until next time..