For my drawing challenge this week, I’m supposed to draw trees. This is what you would call putting the cart before the horse. Most painters sketch out an idea and then use it as a guide to paint. I did it the other way around: so here is my painting and tomorrow I will show you the drawing it inspired!
As you can see, this is not a high quality canvas. I misread the description when I ordered them on line. Oops! This is a canvas board, not a stretched canvas and you can see the texture through the paint. An underpainting would have helped I think. Anyway, it actually looks less obvious in person, but I do plan to try again. I started out with the idea of painting a misty sunrise and after getting the sky finished changed my mind to paint this stark landscape. Then the title came to me…
My life feels like chaos at the moment and I find myself unable to concentrate on anything longer than a short story or a poem. The other day I began a painting that was supposed to be a landscape and I botched it. In a fit of frustration, I covered the ruined canvas with black paint and started grabbing colors at random and dabbing them on. This is the result. I kinda like it –it looks like my mind feels right now.
“We don’t make mistakes, we have happy accidents.” – Bob Ross