“Imagination is the key to my lyrics. The rest is painted with a little science fiction.” -Jimi Hendrix
Well I did it. I painted a unique and different painting every day for 30 days and I blogged about it daily.
I found the most difficult aspect of this challenge was deciding what to paint. I already paint everyday. I just don’t finish a painting daily. What I learned about myself in this challenge is I work better moving at my own pace. I did try new things – color combinations, texture tricks, using my acrylics in a more fluid way — and all of these ideas will eventually show up in my future work. Some of these small paintings will be reworked into larger pieces and some of the small paintings have already been framed and sent to new homes.
I do know that I love to paint and will continue to paint daily, but I didn’t enjoy the pressure of having to finish a painting each day. The quote below sums up how my imagination works best.
“I want to live simply. I want to sit by the window when it rains and read books I’ll never be tested on. I want to paint because I want to, not because I’ve got something to prove. I want to listen to my body, fall asleep when the moon is high and wake up slowly, with no place to rush off to. I want not to be governed by money or clocks or any of the artificial restraints that humanity imposes on itself. I just want to be, boundless and infinite.” -anonymous