If anything I've learned over the past few years is that one must work hard to trust the process. It doesn't come easily. In fact, it demands a counter intuitive move on your part.
I find so often that when I paint, there often comes a moment where the painting is in such an "ugly" stage, unrefined, contrasts are not yet creating the effects I desire and the "feeling" is... just off. It's easy to just decide that the painting beyond repair or any redemption and yet, this is the moment of transition. It takes a bold leap of courage to dive back in and to ignore that negative voice, and to not reach for that tiny little brush of refinement rather to grap the larger brush. Yet, so often, this it is exactly what the painting is screaming for. Energy unleashed, abandoned joy, a step of courage... and a very large dose of "trusting the process". You will be so glad that you did!
"Outside the Canvas" is the bits and pieces of my eclectic musings, my work, poetry...and hopefully, some interesting discoveries I make as an artist shred along the way. I'll try to keep it short and sweet, since my son pointed out "nobody wants to reads blog novels Mom".