27.5 x 19.5
Pastel on Art Spectrum Umber
Painting requires practice and work. 50 days off is much too long for me. I tried another agave today, twice. Both dismal. I've got to get back to sketching basics - spheres, cylinders, etc just to practice toning. I also need to go through my blogs for progress photos to remember what works for me. Alternately, I can use this break in my process to discover new ways of working.
In the last seven weeks, I've had 3 weekend art shows (Wimberley, Dallas and Kerrville), For my corporate job, I've had two trips to Indianapolis, 1 trip to Nashville. For my own vacation, I also had a trip to West Texas (Terlingua/Big Bend). In the middle of all this, we also had one of our fur babies pass away. During this time, I was reminded that when we hold on to our old ideas, our results are nil - until we let go absolutely. Surrender. I need to surrender to the fact that right now I'm struggling to paint. I need to be gentle with myself and see that this may mean a new phase, a new way is coming. I hope you'll continue to stay on this journey with me.