Day 56: Being Disciplined to do the Things You Love
Today I finally started to continue my large painting that I’m working on. I’m happy with how it’s going and I really want to keep the momentum going until I finish it. I don’t want to get into the same rut that I’ve just managed to climb out of.
I figured that if I stick to a schedule of painting for at least 2 hours a day on a section of the painting that Insha Allah (God Willing) I should get it finished hopefully by the end of the month. We’re still in the first half of August so I think that’s reasonable. I feel like I need to complete this painting for my sanity.
I really hate to see unfinished artworks around especially when I know how I want them to look. It gives me some kind of strange stress headache related feeling. Its hard to describe properly but its extremely frustrating. It actually makes me feel like I’m failing in life somewhat. As if to say that by not completing said work of art that somehow something I should have in life is being delayed due to the time that it’s taking me to finish the work.
Progress today has been good, I’m actually still in the middle of it but by the end of today (whatever the end of the day is) hopefully within the next few hours I’ll have completed the first stage which is completing the acrylic underpainting.
I can’t wait to get my hands into some oil paints. I just love the feel and the look of them. Something so lid about them compared to acrylic paints. I’m really hoping that the combination of both will bring about a good finish for me.
I’m not sure if I’ll continue to paint with this method but I was thinking I might try some smaller pieces alongside this larger painting in the same method to see if I get the hang of it.
I have so many ideas for paintings but when I come across a method or technique that I like I do like to make many artworks like that because I feels it’s a way of growing the technique and its also fun to see different variations.
I have a method that I have developed recently which I really love and I have started 2 other artworks, medium in size that I need to complete. Now that I’m working on this larger painting, I will start to think more seriously about the composition of those two pieces because I could work on them simultaneously with this larger piece.
I can feel the creative juices flowing so its best to take that opportunity. I also think that working on more than once piece at a time will Insha Allah stop me from getting bored with any of the pieces. This very rarely happens actually but sometimes with a larger piece it can get a bit tedious. So, I’ll see how it goes Insha Allah.