Finishing my Original Work
Weekly Report 18
I was looking at the paintings I submitted for the art shows I applied for. I was genuinely proud of each art piece. Of course, each piece has its problems, its weaknesses. Nevertheless, I am proud. They showcase growth and more importantly ambition.
Risk-taking is something I wrote about wanting to in the beginning of the year, and, despite many moments of doubt, I have challenged myself to do just that! My paintings and drawings have grown more stylized and expressive. I am slowly reaching that style I crave; every piece looks more and more like a painting from Van Gogh. Of course, they are not an exact copy of the style; even if I wanted to copy it exactly, I cannot help but add a but of my on twist on the technique. Using acrylic also helps in that regard because it forces me to use more colors than her did and to layer my paint more than usual. The reason, though, for this growth is because I have been painting more often, and consistently too!
I have been pursuing the goal I set for myself this year, to make painting a habit, and I am succeeding. It takes about eight hours for me to paint something (usually I do so in one day); I have been painting something every two weeks. At this point I have created fourteen pieces, and that is amazing. I could never have dreamed of doing something this quickly two years ago; a year ago I could not have imagined myself doing so with this much consistency. My quote for the year compels me to pursue my passion when doubtful; my progress in doing so reassures me that I am following the right path.