Thursday, October 02, 2008

New Painting

When I am chewing on ideas for new paintings, I choose one and then begin research. For the past three days all my mind has been bent upon this process. I am so focused I can barely walk away from it at the end of the day. I am wiped out. I dream about it....

This afternoon I started a new painting. There is great relief in sketching out the image directly on the canvas, beginning to mix color and put down those first strokes. But it is usually then that doubts begin to knock. Is it going to work? Do I have the skill to pull it off? Does the idea have enough strength to stand? Is this the best representation of my idea? It can be quite maddening at the beginning. I have a good start today, though.

I sold two paintings over the weekend, started a new one and have several new ideas for paintings. And it is fall.......God is faithful.

1 comment:

Kathleen, a Glass Artist said...

Hi Tracey,

Can't wait to see your new paintings!

Why is it that we, as artists, have these self doubts? I seem to go through phases. Maybe it's just part of our make up?

I find your work so beautiful and feel you have a great talent. It's hard for me to imagine you struggling with what you are doing, but yet I'm resigned that is just part of the creative process.

Keep creating!