I'm so nervous and excited about this painting in progress. Whenever I finish a project, I worry that I'll never come up with anything new ever again, and the following weeks are usually fruitless and frustrating. It especially doesn't help when life gets a little demanding - worries at work, pressure to find new work, medical appointments that keep getting cancelled every week - it's easy to just put off painting forever.
And so I've been procrastinating. I'd finally found inspiration, and instead of just diving in as I usually do, I'm trying to discipline myself into planning things out in my art journal first. The result in my journal was exciting, but I still couldn't sit down and do the work. I filled another full layout with sketches of human poses. It's still procrastination, but it's still important planning right?
As a result, I am excited about today's fishes. These are the slowest fishes I've ever painted, and I'm not sick of them yet. At the same time, I'm nervous about rushing through something later and ruining 3 hours of work (so far). Pulling out music CDs I haven't heard in months or years definitely helps pass the time!
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?