Is Painting Like Reading a Book?
This morning I was trying to work out what it is that stops me from painting, I have talked about it before, but I realised that I do the same thing with books. I think a book will be interesting, but I am always hesitant to start. I delay it, what if I don’t like it and am totally disappointed with the story. That happens, it happens a lot. I also know, that once I make a start and force myself to begin, that it will be hard going and that I have to keep going until I reach that point where the book is interesting enough that I can’t put it down and I want to continue reading till the end. There are those books that it doesn’t matter how many times I pick it up to read I just can’t get into it, until eventually I just stop picking it up.
So I suppose I think painting is the same. It takes me ages to start and then I have trouble going back to painting until it reaches a point where I just can’t stop painting until it finished. So to start I need canvas’s to be made up and prepared.
I narrowed it down, and whilst I haven’t used any of these, doesn’t mean I won’t one day. I really like some of the ideas behind some of these.
The first coat of paint has been applied, so I don’t have to start on a blank white canvas. I thought I would give them all a brown coat. Once the paint was dry and decided on what images I am going to use, they were put on to the canvas’s.
I am glad I have started and am looking forward to the paint drying and adding more.