Still Trying New Things

In my last post, I created an abstract mixed media piece of work that really ended up resonating with me. It is no secret that I haven’t been feeling the most creative lately but this week I wanted to continue down the path of making art with no clear intentions other than making myself produce art.  I pulled out some materials that I haven’t touched in a long time and got to thinking.  

This week I worked with oil pastels on acrylic canvas paper to create a self-portrait. Like last week, I kind of just started creating without thinking about order or color scheme. I just made myself get into the flow of letting go and trusting myself to make all sorts of mistakes- I found a photo of myself, turned on Netflix, and got to work.

I began with a really loose outline sketch to map out the face on the page, and then the next thing I knew, I was done.  Normally, it takes me a few hours to even consider a piece finished, but, this exercise got me subconsciously thinking about composition and color placement.

This week doesn’t have a great revelation, but, I am happy to have the opportunity to make myself create, broaden my skill set, and share the journey.

As I am making decisions on my future and really trying to find myself as an artist, I am thinking about ways that I can really break out into my own and create art that has an essence.

Sometimes the best way to cure burn out is by creating with no boundaries or judgment.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.