I'm at the half-way mark on this year's 52 WEEKS project. After doing this previously (three times) and coming this far I thought it would be easier to follow through but I find this fourth time just as much of a challenge as the first. The first few pieces in the year have always been the most difficult...leaving me feeling out of my depth. The beginning is challenging until I have a few pieces behind me, and let me tell you, sharing the work publicly as I go is very, very hard. I judge each piece, questioning myself, the work, my choices of everything - colour, subject matter, execution. But, on the flip side, sharing the progress publicly seems to keep me committed. I feel bound to keep going, even if no one is watching. It's as though I have made a promise and it would be rude not to keep it. There is something to be said for this kind of responsibility as in the end it is so good for me and my artistic practice as become more confident as I go, even when the paintings don't become what I had envisioned.
6/29/2016 06:10:55 am
So inspiring and I love your theme this year. What size are the canvases you are painting?
6/29/2016 04:04:42 pm
Thanks Janet! This year I've been using 7x14 inch standard canvases (the same sizes I used when I created the Totem Animal series a few years ago) and last year I used 8x10 standards for the Wildflower series.
6/29/2016 09:15:53 pm
They are such an inspiration, Veronica. The portraits themselves are really good, and the background colors, movement, mood lends itself to the whole theme as one. Well done, and keep posting them. Thanks for sharing.
6/30/2016 07:29:34 am
That is so kind of you to say...thank you Nanci. :)
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