Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Meh.


I don't know... meh. Lately I can't seem to finish a painting...I just start new ones...

The beginning is easy for me. Paint, paint, paint. Color, color, color. Mess, mess, mess.

BUT

Suddenly, it's like I'm stuck and don't know what to do. When it's time to find stuff in there, to start defining shapes...that's where the problem is.




I feel all over the place.
Like I lost direction somehow and can't get it back.
Like I don't know what I want to paint.
I feel - dare I say it? - uninspired.





It's like I was on this path, trying to find my own voice, my own style, and now I don't feel like I'm evolving anymore. I'm not any closer to finding my style than I was a month ago. That's not good...right?





All of these are paintings that are not finished. Meh.

PS: I created a new Facebook page. Visit me! Like me! I'll be waiting for you!

2 comments:

  1. Dude I know this so well it's like I wrote it. It always passes but it's a pain when it's there. Especially when all you want to do is paint. But for me, I've learned I can't force it.

    I have six unfinished canvases that just stare at me while I pick up a nice new white one and start another. Since you, like me, seem to be of the school of thought that says you can add as many layers as you like/need, I'd just keep on. If you want to start new ones, start 'em! You will go back to the others when the time's right and inspiration comes around again.

    Maybe try something else for a while - I find my inspiration can come from something I just read, or a thing I saw outside that was a cool shape or colour combination, or even an abstract concept. So even when you're not doing something that's painting related, it can be!

    Sending you the good vibes for getting through the Meh. :)

    PS. I have liked you with both my FB pages!
    PPS. Sorry it turned into a bit of an essay!

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  2. I know just how you feel! Sometimes it's just like that isn't it? And then a breakthrough happens. I can see one coming here.The colors and shapes you are painting are very specific. That's always a good sign. And thanks so much for your comment on my blog...I really appreciate it.

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