Today was the second in a ‘series’. I wanted to do the same subject matter from the day before but without following the photo. Since I’d just done a painting from the photo, I wanted to express painting more loosely, with a slight variation in color palette. As I am huffing and puffing to keep up with the #jan30in30 challenge, I am not spending a lot of time perfecting the painting. I would have preferred to have spent less time on it than I did…but it is hard to let go.
The challenge has brought up interesting experiences. A hard one is to let go of competing with oneself. Paintings can go well…or not…for many reasons. Publishing the not so good paintings can be difficult, but also part of the learning.