Thursday, October 21, 2010

Salt

 6x6 oil on panel

I have been thinking a lot about painting.   I remember when I first started painting watercolors, being totally impatient with my progress.  Donna, in her wisdom, told me that I had to paint a mile of bad paintings before I would paint a good one...the point was to keep painting no matter what.  I found this to be true-then and now.  Sometimes, I put off painting even when my brain is telling me to get busy and pick up the brush, I fear my own failure and don't start.  But today, I heard someone say that "If you want to improve, it's better to paint thirty 1-hour paintings, than one 30-hour painting."   Just the kick in the rear that I needed to get going again.  So here is a simple painting...nothing that will rock the world....but maybe another starting point to keep me going on my painting journey.

Love,

-Neisy

4 comments:

Carol Schiff Studio said...

You must have completed your mile because this is definately a keeper!

Kit said...

I like it.
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Liz said...

wow!!! you really have finished your mile 300 miles ago.

deb montgomery said...

again that was me..weird.