I started a painting tonight. A seascape. I have been thinking about it for a couple of weeks now. I wanted to take a different approach as to how I started it. I really struggle with the beginning of the paintings.
From now on with each project I think I am going to focus on one particular. My last painting was the castle and I paid more attention to the trees and that wonderful color green. I think when I focused on this alone I worried less about the painting as a whole and it came along naturally because I was not stressed out about it. Does that make sense? So as I was working on the under painting of this new painting and worrying about the perspective of the rocks, I worried less about the rest and just painted. When I was done and stepped back I realized I actually painted in a natural direction because I was relaxed and I could see it clear in my mind. This painting is going to work out. Never have I been this happy about a painting with just the under painting! I think I am rambling on. I am having a hard time explaining myself.