Ooooooh so MASSIVE resistance to putting this one up 😱
Sometimes things don’t go as we expect them to, our expectations of the outcome outweighing what we achieve.
In everything, there is a lesson. I could have chosen not to post this painting, but it is also a part of my painting journey.
In life, we can seem to take massive steps forwards and then seem to hit a setback.
Is it actually something externally stopping us? More often than not the answer is no… it is self-sabotage.
Maybe we believe that positive progress can’t be that simple, or maybe we have a fear of being successful, or maybe we just doubt our own ability.
When you view your life as a series of paintings, it really hits home how individual we are and how our view of the world is subjective, influenced by our values, beliefs and experiences.
Is this a good painting of poppies?
If I compare it to the Hare I posted last week, then in my mind, no… but I’m comparing apples to oranges. The techniques are different. The subjects are different. The approach was different. It has its own beauty that will appeal to some people and not to others.
But there’s the thing. It has its own beauty… like my view and your view and someone else’s view.
ALL views have equal value, they’re just different opinions and don’t let people tell you otherwise.
Be you ❤️
Poppies is another heavy texture approach using a combination of palette knife and brushwork. The vibrancy of the poppies against the muted background makes the poppies ‘pop’!
Medium: Acrylic on 300gsm Aquafine Smooth Watercolour board
Width: 42 cm
Height: 29.7 cm
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