Currently I have six CityScapes in progress plus one that is complete and two are on the cusp of being finished. I'm really enjoying this switch in subject matter, though it certainly is more challenging for me. I am extremely organized in my daily life so my artwork is typically a bit more chaotic, which doesn't exactly work with architectural imagery, but I think it's good for me creatively.
It really is a shift from focusing on people to working on something man-made and I am finding that this 'shift' is working well for me as I'm using a bit of a different colour palette and layering the colours a little differently. This is beginning to show up in my portraiture, which is a good thing. I find that whenever I try something new, it inspires something new.
It has been a bit of a challenge, too, as I sprained my pinky finger so it's been taped to my ring finger, though I am fortunate it's on my left hand (non-dominant). It's interesting to learn how much I use every finger I use. Funny, actually. I think slowing down is helping me to make conscious decisions instead of just reacting while I paint, and I don't think that's a bad thing.
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