Oil on Canvas Panel
9 x 12 in/22.9 x 30.5 cm
Over the past several years my search comes and goes as I try new mediums and new methods and discover new (to me) painters that I admire.
When I think I have found how I really want to paint by viewing the work of a painter (or painters) who paints in a similar style, I research their methods and tools and their recent work. I do this by looking online at their websites, blogs, and YouTube videos.
When I am ready, or think I am ready, to paint just like _______ (whichever painter, fill in the blank) I get my paint and my palette and my canvas (or whatever) and my motif, and away I go.
Often times I am disappointed. I believe the problem has to do with trying to paint like someone else.
Rather I should take my accumulated knowledge and whatever natural talent I have and just paint and paint and keep painting. Only then will I be able to find and see my own style.
Until then, however, the search continues.