Good morning blog chickies, well, to the roosters too, but most of you are chickies!! :)
The paintings I posted yesterday started out being something far different than their finished appearance. Painting is still new to me, and since I am self taught I lack the skills and knowledge to get my hands to do what my mind wants to paint. Crap, sometimes I don't even have a picture in my mind, just a feeling. Sometimes it's a picture of another artists style that I want to produce.
Tuesday, I labored all day, and I hated the painting when I stopped out of pure frustration. You know it is time to stop when you hear your own advice coming from your 17yr. old daughters mouth. "Mom, take a break, walk away, come back to it later." Okay wise daughter of mine, I will. lol During the night I developed a horrible migraine, but in the pain I heard these thoughts. Why are you trying to be someone else?? Look at what you seem to paint repeatedly. Look at your very first painting. Stay with this for awhile. Okay! So the next morning after I downed two extra strength Excedrin, and slept for two hours in Megan's bed (I had been chatting with her while she finished getting ready for school) I got up and began to paint. The first one I completed was the green cross. It was finished fairly quickly. I realized it would have never looked the way it does without all the layers underneath, some were pretty, some were downright ugly!! Now, this was the second painting for my husbands office. The first one I posted a few posts back. It no longer "fit" since they were to hang together. So I grabbed it and I'm telling you in 5 minutes I had the outline of the cross. Different enough from the other one, but one that would compliment it as well.
I have learned several lessons from these. Since this is getting to be a rather long post I'll stop here. I need to ponder my lessons a little longer anyway. Ask my Abba what he is saying to me.
Thanks for the prayers for my headache. It was mostly gone by bedtime. I have a small one this morning, and that hangover feeling from the massive migraine (if you have them you know what I mean) Gonna do wash and catching up stuff today. No obsessive, frantic painting today.