|'Sweet Dreams' 5x7 oil on panel ©Karen Margulis SOLD|
I was successful for about three months and produced my weekly quota of oil paintings. But somehow summer came and I seemed to find excuses for taking out the oils. I had pastel commissions, I was doing dome reorganizing in the studio, the easel was in the way. Silly reasons. I had lost my momentum.
Fortunately I had a student who wanted to come paint in oils yesterday so I took everything out and got my space set up again. We painted a landscape and I loved every minute of the process. When she left I kept painting the rest of the day. I did three small paintings including this one of my cat Jazz. It was like I had gotten oiled. I had let so much time go by that I felt rusty and stuck. It was easier to make excuses than to just dive in and get started again. Once I put down the first few brushstrokes I was primed and ready to paint!
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If you are putting off painting or even painting more often... just make a start and see where it take you!