I am telling the story of my journey through painter’s block. I decided that no matter how I was feeling I needed to keep painting. As I look back on these paintings, it’s hard for me to see what the problem was, but at the time it seemed as if everything I painted was not satisfactory. I have always loved the look of flowers painted with a dark background and I had 2 8″ x 8″ gallery wrapped canvases in my storage, plus beautiful springtime flowers blooming in the garden.
To be totally honest I think as a self-taught painter one of the things that was bothering me was that I didn’t have a tried and true technique. One that said “This is the way I paint, I just to this and this and this…” I still don’t. I have in this journey bought some painting courses, but even though they have tried and true methods, I don’t want to paint just like them. So one of the things I think I’m still seeking is the method that I use to paint, and that always changes for me. But that is part of who I am, as well. I happen to be one of those people who love change.
8″ x 8″ oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Even through these posts I am learning by putting into words all that I have been experiencing. I hope this will perhaps help someone else, or maybe you yourself have been through painter’s block and have something to share. Please do. 🙂
Paintings available at knaylorpaintings.com
2 thoughts on “A Little Hydrangea Love”
This is so lovely, the glass and reflection are wonderful! It does help, to hear of your dilemma. And to see that you are forging ahead 🙂
Thanks, Sheila ❤ It has been a really hard place to forge through, but writing about it is really helping me to make sense of it all.