When a painting takes a major turn it can be unnerving at times… will the changes be positive ones? Will I regret having made such a drastic change? many questions that can run through my head when I am considering changing a piece. It’s always a bit of a risk, and for the most part specifically with mixed media, I can usually take away what I have added, so a change isn’t necessarily permanent. However, recently, I took a risk with a painting that I knew would not be reversible. To refresh your memory, here are the original progress photos of my painting that I shared with you in a previous post:
Ok, are you ready to see the major changes?
Here is the next series of progress photos. It won’t take your eye long to see the drastic change that took place
Pretty drastic huh? This was a pretty big stretch for me.. to just do it – to take the risk and work with the outcome. This piece is really different for me to because the color palette is so much darker than I usually paint with.
I think I like where it is headed :) It has been a little bit of an up an down process… but I have said it before and am reminded over and over again that the process of painting is so much a reflection of life. Sometimes we have to take a risk, not knowing the outcome, but trusting the process… and its in the process that there is so much value and richness to be seen. I want to be someone who embraces the process, one foot in front of the other, with my focus on today, not on the outcome or destination, but to live fully today!
I am thankful for work that reminds me how important the process is, even when I am stubborn and would rather just have answers :)
This piece is still in progress and I have a few ideas of what I would like to do next!
Hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my process!
I would love to hear your thoughts!:)