Coffee with Strangers 3 (Preview): Where are we right now?

Coffee with strangers 3










Some things I realized today:

1. I don’t post enough

2. I only painted like, six paintings this year.

3. Both might be because I spend 1/3 of my time painting and 2/3 of my time second guessing myself.

So! Here is a new post. This is something I sat down and did tonight. While it’s not really anywhere closed to finish, this was maybe a half hour of work. I thought I would just put this out there. I’m experimenting with dynamic color difference, and trying to paint sketches instead of sketching sketches. My drawings are never worth posting, but some of my painting/sketches are. I really like where this is going.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. kait says:

    He looks great šŸ™‚

  2. Zack says:

    I’m liking this too.

    I hope you find the necessary mindset to paint more things you are happy with. I wonder if you second guess yourself because you don’t want to waste the paint, or the material, or your time. My impression of a artist’s second guessing is that you want to be efficient at your first attempt, such that a second attempt isn’t a wasted effort. But so few of us have that efficiency, and that it takes a great deal of practice in one’s trade to develop it. In other words, this practice is blasting through the second guessing, allowing your second and third guesses to be visualized on your medium, and only then will you optimize your practicing. You practice to make your mind more efficient. The more practice, the less second guessing. The more practice, the more efficient. Paying extra time at the easel now is an investment in less time at it later (or maybe more time, should you find yourself painting more and more!!).

    See you at 21st street.

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