This one is done. I think. It’s a bit darker than my usual, so I’m not sure if I should lighten it up a bit or leave the moodiness as is.
So I have some new landscapes in my shop (after almost a year)!😅 Not all are pictured here. Some are from 2018, and some are from 2019. Most are small scale works on paper, but there are a few bigger ones as well. One is a print, and the rest are originals. All of them represent my journey of trying to capture the mystery and beauty of the land. I’m still on that journey, and each piece teaches me something about myself, paint, the earth, and the Creator. Thank you all for following along and supporting me in my work. I don’t take it for granted.⛰
Do you remember these beauties from last year? For today only, I’m offering these original abstract landscapes (and several more) in my shop for 40% off. Yes, seriously. I have 13 new paintings (and a print!) coming to my shop tomorrow, so I’m making room! These works on paper need loving homes. I currently have the blue one hanging in my house and it brings so much peace every time I walk by. Give yourself (or someone you love) the gift of original art! .
Link to my shop in the bio.⛰
This little brush has been used almost exclusively for my current painting in progress. It’s great for laying down large areas of color, for blending and scrubbing, and because of the slight abuse I’ve put it through, it’s great for the impression of foliage. (Also: might be done with this painting!! I’ll let it sit for a few days then see if I still feel the same way.)
About 80% done with this one. More details in the foreground, and bits and pieces to finish up until I’m happy with it. One afternoon at a time.🤪
Got a lot on my mind lately. I feel like my wheels are spinning but I’m kind of stuck in one place, unable to make a decisive move to propel myself even in one of many directions. Procrastinator’s paralysis, probably. I find that I waste so much time, and in the end I feel like I’m not being a good [insert role here]. Painting regularly falls by the wayside, the house feels like it’s drowning in clutter, my kids are constantly fighting... and here I am feeling too overwhelmed to properly take the time and do what needs to be done. Discipline is one of those things that I always strive for, but always ALWAYS fall short. I think I have this self-defeating attitude of believing that I won’t ever achieve [insert dream/goal here] because I’ve failed so many times at being disciplined in the past. Most things are absolutely out of the realm of possibility in my head. But I had an out-of-the-blue thought today: why do those things have to be unattainable? What if I actually got out of my own way and JUST DID IT? I’m my own greatest enemy, but I’m also my greatest ally. I am able to say no to that negative voice.
I am able.
So here I am, saying no to the inner critic that says I can’t make it as an artist. The one that says I don’t have the discipline to do what it takes. That I never will. I’m saying NO by picking up my paintbrush this afternoon. I have something to say with my paints, something only I can say. The inner critic can take a seat and listen.
Mothers Day solo hike. Just what the soul needed.⛰
The beginnings of a new larger landscape, based on my recent sketchbook study. I’m excited about this one. My goal is to not get too caught up in details until the very end. We’ll see if that happens.🤪
Digital study while the kids played in the pool at the Y. The reference photo was from my friend @tammysincerity but I wanted to change up the lighting a bit. More of a sunset vibe for this one. I think this could look really great on a canvas with real paint — what do you think?(Swipe to see the reference photo.)