Today I put on some Ralph Vaughan Williams (one of my favorite composers) and tried to paint. But I was uninspired. I kept trying to copy other artists, and it didn't turn out well:
Finally I told myself to paint something that I would want to look at. And since I love flowers, I painted some flowers. And that's pretty much what happens every time I try to paint...
I thought I'd show you the process I went through to get to a painting I was happy with.
I started by putting color all over the page. I wanted to fill the entire page with color:
I thought about leaving it like that and adding some collage and/or quotes on top, but instead I went in and added some details with a sharpie:
I liked it, but it didn't feel "done," so I went in with some more paint and added some more dimension:
Aaand I like it. It's not perfect... I'm a musician, not a painter, after all, but I am still proud of my little flowers.
(The lighting isn't great in my apartment, so my arms were casting weird shadows over the photos while I was trying to take the pictures.)
So that's how I spent my Tuesday evening. What have you been up to lately?