Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Sticking Point

©2013 R.L. Delight, Sticking Point

I keep hoping these sticking points will start coming fewer and further between. Not yet I guess! I am trying to push my wave study skills to the next level again. That means I mess up a lot. I do plan to publish the past two days of wave studies sometime. They will be in a special post I have in mind, about pushing to the next level of course!
I notice that I start pushing and trying to reach that next level when my attention starts to wander from my studies. I wouldn't call it boredom, but perhaps a restlessness. I can now paint a wave study in one hour in what used to take me three. I am thrilled with that but I want to get better too, not just faster.
It is important to give myself permission to try different approaches and to mess up without worrying about posting a pretty painting. That is the reason for the lack of a post yesterday and for this post today. I hope to have that breakthrough soon. It feels like I am very close.
I have a couple of other things simmering away as well. I need to clear a bit more of the weaving stuff out. I want to focus my weaving since I have very little time to devote to it. I am creating an Etsy page to clear out some beautiful yarns that I will not be using, at a good price, and to include a bit of fancy spinning for sale too. I am really not expecting a whole lot from that endeavor other than as a fiber fix outlet. My dyepots and spinning wheel have been calling to me again. I will be posting more about that on my ReneeWeaves! blog in the next couple of days which is currently in mothballs.
Phew! I feel a lot better now that I have posted what is going on. Now I can roll up my sleeves and make a grand mess. More soon,


Theresa Grillo Laird said...

R.L., when I'm at a sticking point with how to paint a particular thing, I look at lots of examples of how other people did it. Some of the California impressionists were great at coastal work. Look at the work of Jack Wilkenson - I'm not sure I have that spelling right.My sticking point has to do with how to fit my art day into a day too filled with obligations. I'm hoping some serious goal setting will do the trick.
I'll be painting the California Coast for a few days at the end of April. Can't wait!

R. Delight said...

Thanks Theresa! I have been doing just that as well as just getting out to watch and study. I look at Frederick Waugh, Don Demers, and one or two others. Looking forward to reading about your adventures on the Ca coast!

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