Feb 24, 2012

Yeah, I used to do that...

I used to paint. A lot.
It's been a while since I have. Maybe even 4 years which is so sad to me. So I broke out my paints today and it was very therapeutic. My first little bird sketch felt rusty but I was still happy with it. It's not great art but it's happy art, which for me is the same. While I painted a certain 20 month old and four year old joined me, my perfectly mixed colors got swiped, my water cup was spilt, one of them swiped my good brush for their own picture, and I was reminded why this doesn't happen anymore. However I can't do it at night because I need good light. This afternoon the light was perfect and I still completed a small project for my friend, Sarah. It felt really awesome!
The bird I painted looks a bit angrier than the cheeky little one I was using as model.  I used to be able to nail subtleties in expressions.  I'm definitely rusty.  
I guess I'll just have to do this more often.

1 comment:

  1. That bird looks great! Is there anything you can't do??? My grandma used to paint and I love looking at her stuff and I'm sure your kids will grow to appreciate it too. Keep showing us what you paint, please!