|Painting My Own World|
oil on linen. 16" by 20". 2011
( higher resolution version on my website )
I feel really blessed and lucky to have an artistic freedom to create my own world through my artwork. There are always challenges that sometimes slow down my creative time, but I know that I'll always have that freedom. I can look at my paintings knowing I created them for myself. I just can't imagine how miserable I would feel if I had to compromise my artistic freedom with the main purpose of pleasing other people's eyes, or I had to be trapped in that kind of situation.
I'm currently starting another new painting. I'm going to start the first underpainting tomorrow. This one will be quite challenging (in the fun way) to execute. I'll post more about it soon. While developing sketch and drawing for my new painting, I also got a chance to have fun with a quick painting or study...hmmm It's mostly for own pleasure time, so let's just call it for fun. I have this painting panel and used paper around. I bought several small panels a while ago that I thought would be great for quick painting. I took under two hours to finish that small sketch. I couldn't remember the exact time since I also prepared DH's dinner in the middle of it:)
|Quick paintings for fun|