Last Wednesday’s paint class was stressful for me.
We were to paint a hummingbird with a couple of fuchsia blooms.
I was excited to do it because hummingbirds and fuchsias both remind me of my mom.
I absolutely HATED what I did with the flowers and kept trying to redo them and I kept making them worse. Finally I just painted them out using the background (sky) color with the thought of starting over. I never even GOT to painting the hummingbird which is what I really wanted to paint the most. I left class feeling pretty defeated and thinking that I should probably just stick with mosaics. I came home and repainted the flowers and still hated it. So I put it all aside and found a different picture to try to paint. I’m still not happy with the results of the flowers, but I’m fairly pleased with how the hummingbird turned out.
Still very amateurish, but I AM an amateur, so I need to learn to cut myself a little bit of slack.
I guess I’ll keep trying.