2013 is coming to an end! I have been reflecting on my art journey over the holidays and realize that I have come a long way since January. At times it seemed as if I was going backwards. However looking back with hindsight those blips were necessary for progress! My word for this year was focus. It seemed as if I had lost focus in the second half. But as always when you have a period of intense progress there is a time that is needed to absorb the changes.
The ICAD challenge was a major breakthrough for me.
I discovered that I like whimsy, watercolours and acrylics. It has taken me a time to let go of painting in oils. (I have developed allergies with the oil paint and I don’t have space to leave oils to dry etc. etc.) But, knowing me probably an odd oil painting or two will creep in. I have fallen in love with watercolours and gouache again.
I don’t know where 2014 will take me but I know it will be exciting and surprising. I have signed up for a challenge in January over at Leslie Saeta’s 30 paintings in January! Yep, I am crazy! I intend to do small acrylics on boards, of whimsy, flowers and whatever. I probably won’t post every day, maybe every other day or so.
The digital piece I did earlier in the year I think says what I wish for me and all of my bloggie creative friends at Paint PartyFriday.
2014 here I come!