Like Sunday Morning

Sometimes, love is just easy.

Fun.

Carefree;

–I think that’s how it should be.

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Like Sunday Morning (2017). 30″x30″. Acrylic on canvas

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This piece took two whole months to get through! It doesn’t seem like it, but goodness. There was a lot of self-criticism, doubt, and downright nitty-gritty perseverate worry on my part during the process of this piece. I think I even got emotional in front of this painting–sorry, not sorry. I haven’t done that in a while, and when it happens, I surprise myself. I just take them as a positive sign that there is room for continued self-reflection in the moment. I had such a difficult time getting this “just right” and worried constantly if I was losing my creativity. Gone are the days when I had nothing better to do than paint all weekend. I guess I feared that I’ve been stagnant in my practice, and yet again, my art has to start over. So that’s part of the reason why it took a long time to complete. But it was worth the time to invest in myself and question why I felt the need to make it “look like something.” In the end, who cares? As long as I like it and am happy with it and proud of my work, isn’t that all that matters?

I stopped when it felt complete. And I am happy to say that I am continuing to trust my instincts on this one. It’s interesting to see how I’ve created my own style over the past few years but it’s always a little different with each new art work (and better, IMO). Wonder what that means? Hopefully good things. 🙂

-D

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