Weekly Report 7
I was supposed to have an interview this past week, but my car broke down. This meant a large part of what I hoped to accomplish during the week had to be delayed. Luckily, I was, however, able to go to Arts in the Square during the weekend.
Various friends were playing the piano there, so I decided to attend. What I did not expect was to see so many artists there. Some were selling work; others were painting. I acquired two contacts: one from a lady who was painting a large charcoal portrait and another from an older man who was selling his work. He painted with a distinct painterly style that I am personally quite fond of. Both seemed like talented painters, and I thoroughly enjoyed their work. I am always reinvigorated when I meet with new artists or attend an event like this one. Seeing others’ work inspires me to work; it makes me remember that being a painter is a possibility, not just a dream.
I also finished two paintings this week. The more important one is the one I did of my dog, which was one made with my usual style, but it surprised me. I finished the painting in a span of two days, two of which I worked a total of two hours. The majority of the work was finished on the second day. It is honestly one of the best paintings I have created, which is weird to say, since I did not spend nearly as much time on it as I have on others. I had forgotten how fast painting impacts my art. It makes me paint with more style and without hesitation; it makes my painting seem confident and almost proud. I feel as though I have improved tremendously because a year ago I would never have imagined that one of my best paintings was made in a single day.