|Boardwalk, Acrylic on Canvas|
(When Painting Was Fun)
After a while I tend to get bored or tired or something with whichever medium I am currently working in.
Well, it's happened again. Watercolor has lost interest in me, and I with it. Not sure why.
Maybe it's because I'm on another art plateau, which I have previously blogged about, click here to read.
Maybe I really need a break-through, which has not been forthcoming.
Or maybe I want to have some fun again.Yes, that's it, I want to have fun again!
When painting becomes drudgery, it's time for a change.
I found myself dreading the start of another watercolor. What would I paint? How big? What paper? Of the techniques I know, which one for my next painting--realism, impressionism, loose,big brush, etc., etc?
Frankly, my dear, I didn't give a damn.
What to do? Don't panic.
Then I remembered fondly the days of yore and not all that long ago, either, of painting in acrylic and the energy and potential I felt when I put paintbrush in hand. That's what I was looking for again.
So, I picked up and packed up all my watercolor paints, brushes, paper and put them away. I'm not throwing them away, you see, only putting them away--for now.
I'm sure I'll be back when I need a change.