Studio Fight Saturday At Six!
|Detail from a new small |
fencing oil painting
by Princess S. Rashid
My main goal was to finish a small (6 x6") fencing oil painting I had been working on forever. I was sick of NOT finishing it. I had recently read a very convicting blog entry from Fresh Gloss (see my earlier post [link]) , and I was on this kick about "laziness" and "making excuses". So full of angst, I went into the studio to kick some butt...MINE! I just wanted to get the damn thing done!
What caused this problem in the first place?
I realize now that I had grown bored with the piece. Maybe that's why I had abandoned it for a while. Of course, I had traveled and had family visits to add to my distractions but still those are not real excuses for not finishing the painting.
|Gamblin Artist Colors|
product, Neo Megilp
According to Gamblin, "Neo Megilp is a soft gel that gives oil colors a silky feel. This is the modern copy of a medium used by Turner. It allows paint to workable for hours". Hmmm!
|My little brushes|
I finished the piece by 9:50 pm! I kicked hesitation, self doubt, daydreaming and other time-wasters ASSes. Yay!
It still needs a touch or two here and there but it is mostly done!
Every little victory is one step forward.....