I have a new canvas to show today. And a story.
Like in every other painting, I started by adding color(s) to the canvas...
And layering more colors on top of that...
...making marks, adding variation...
...trying to create an interesting background.
At this point, I saw a face.
You may not see it yet, but the eyes are on the bottom right.
As I'm defining my face, I'm thinking "I wonder if people will like this".
And immediately I wanted to press the "undo" button in my head and erase that thought... That is such a heavy thing to have in mind when making art! It adds so much pressure!
The minute I start thinking like that, I also start second-guessing and censoring myself.
Am I the only one?
Long story short, I don't know if people will like this or not; I'm sure some people will and some people won't. But I like it. I'm happy with it. That's good for now. ;-)
By the way, what do you do to "shush" those negative thoughts?
PS: I added a new Pinterest button on the sidebar. Cool!