I am trying not to overthink what I will paint and find myself fixating on whether I have all the supplies I need. That is my nightmare. One day to wake up and find all my paint, paper and painting implements are gone is a terrifying thought.
A friend of mine asked me to lunch the other day and I decided to paint that morning. It was difficult to focus on lunch. The problems, puzzle and paint on that piece of artwork on my easel kept niggling at my brain. The quiet studio with the space I have come to live in there is like a bubble that can surround me for the day.
When I paint in public or demonstrate for a group there is switch that flips. Alter ego emerges all chatty and eager to work the magic for watching eyes. I like to think this ability exists in everyone - the social side of the introverted personality perhaps actually an ambivert?
But tomorrow I will be there in body and spirit with paint and brayers and brushes. I will start with a plan that might be sidestepped as the painting takes over. I don't have to be quiet when I paint in public so feel free to come ask questions. I am known to make things up if necessary to try to satisfy a question - I warn you. It may be something I want to be true.
My disclaimer is this : the work on the easel may or may not represent my best effort. I never know what is going to happen and that is part of the joy of the process. But I would enjoy seeing you, meeting you. You become part of the process too! http://twigsandleaves.com