new watercolor portrait
Thanks you guys for all those nice things you had to say about my sketch yesterday :):):) It made me so happy.
I have finally started this portrait! It's been sitting here for so long waiting for me to put those first washes on it, and last night I finally did. I think a lot of what was holding me back was fear. After a few of my paintings weren't what I wanted them to be I lost confidence in myself. I doubted that I could even paint at all, and I thought I can just see the giant mess I'll get myself into if I put my brush down on that beautiful drawing.
But I decided to quit being such a perfectionist and just get started. And I'm glad I did. I'm hoping *crossing my fingers* that I'll get this done by Friday. I need to have a painting finished that I'm happy with, for myself. My works in progress pile is getting frighteningly large, and that kind of makes me panic. I don't know why, probably because I'm looking at it and thinking of all that I have to do.
I think I may go out and look for some new reference material today. I was invited to participate in a holiday art show that starts in November and I think I may do a series of small paintings for that, I'm thinking some kind of newborn baby theme. Wish me luck!
So, what are you guys working on?