Have you noticed the loose boots the girls are wearing with leggings? I think they are the exclamation point for an outfit that is mostly sleek, legging coated legs. They provide the contrast.
I had fun with this painting – playing around with a more illustrative style than I would ordinarily attempt.
Do you know what the biggest surprise that this 30 day challenge has brought me?
The realization that I can really be who I am with my paintings. I can be girly, or philosophical or just generally interested in the details of life.
I guess for a long time I thought that to be successful as an artist I had to find away to fit myself into a mold that I thought would appeal to almost everybody.
That’s a little bit crazy when you think about it. And in some ways I was pulling myself apart – avoiding some topics completely while trying to force myself into others that I wasn’t sure really fit me well.
There is a fine balance between valuing outside feedback and challenging yourself to be even more true to yourself as an artist. And if there is a short cut to figuring that stuff out I haven’t found it yet.
Thanks for being part of my journey.