I’ve been having fun painting over the past few months. Not that I am producing much of any quality. However, it has been fun to just play. Sometimes I do landscapes, sometimes more geometrical abstracts, I tried to do a face painting… it ended up looking like an evil Jesus…
But it is fun. It is relaxing. And now I am playing with coloring canvases – white canvases which have a drawing on them ready to color in. For people like me, who don’t have the time and patience to learn how to draw and sketch (1,000 hours is a lot of time!), these are wonderful. It is actually a meditation to learn how to patiently watch the piece unfold. Sometimes I know what I want it to look like, mostly though I just observe as a discovery process emerges. It does take time, but who knows, maybe come Christmas gifts might emerge (hence the reason no pictures yet).
moving color around,
having fun playing with shades and textures,
mostly staying in the lines,
watching my reaction when I don’t,
finding that these fancy pens blend the ink,
and actually going outside the lines creates beauty beyond expectation!