Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WIP Ladies At Tea

Gaylynn M. Robinson     Ladies At Tea WIP     Watercolor
I have added the some shadows in the skin tone 
on the face, neck, arms and the hair
on the ladies.

School is winding down. I have seven days 
(six with interns) until summer break. 
I am looking forward to catching up on many
things around the house. Painting is at the top of my list.

Of course, there is household chores, my summer job and
the up coming wedding of my oldest daughter 
in early July. 
But,
All those things are for me and I am excited to begin!

I was stressing over getting these paintings done for the
May 31st deadline for Viewpoint.
Then I read my friend Rhonda's blog about
letting go, because she too was trying to paint for
the opportunity to get into the show. 
Rhonda did not like the fact that her painting became a chore.
She was painting to enter a show and not for the
enjoyment of the process.
In that moment I let go.
I excepted that if one or both gets done then
I will enter. If not, oh, well. There are other
shows to enter when I have something I 
am proud of and ready to enter.

Thanks Rhonda for your sound advice.

Gaylynn


3 comments:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I love this post Gaylynn. Isn't that odd that we as artists stress over what we start out as saying is 'fun'. Once we start getting uptight, telling ourselves we need to finish a painting on a certain date, the fun goes out of it. I think if we tell ourselves that we will paint this or that and enter it into this show if its finished in time and if not I'll enter it into the next show, it will be more fun.

Debbie Nolan said...

Nancy thanks for sharing your sketchbook - took some time to read some of your older posts - especially enjoyed your drawings of Casey - It is nice to see what others are doing with their sketches.

RH Carpenter said...

Glad I could help you take a little pressure off yourself, Gaylynn!!

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