Friday, June 08, 2012

"Elegy", 8x10, oil on panel

"Elegy", 8x10, oil on panel

I finally finished this today. I've painted this scene before but never this small.

I've really been struggling with my painting  for a while now. Thinking maybe it's time to stop, at least for awhile until I decide if I should continue. I decided to paint a very familiar scene to see if it would still be a struggle.

It was.

I remember the days when I would go to bed anticipating tomorrow's painting. I remember awakening in the morning and eagerly anticipating a new day of painting opportunities.

All that is past, like a long-lost lover. Lately, it is all just a big struggle- finding inspiration, trying to improve, getting motivated to start, etc.etc.

I don't know if others have gone through this or not, but I'd love to hear from you if you have.

Have a good weekend, folks, and sorry if I sound morose.


Paula Campbell said...

I LOVE your colorful paintings, and would be SO sad if you stop painting.

Paintdancer said...

Thank-you for your kindness, Paula. I'll probably get over these doldrums eventually, God willing.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Wondering how you are doing?
Are you still on hold regarding painting? You have such a joy in your work so wondered if I could help in any wayto sort out your doldrums and get you back into creating again. I have been there, so understand.