Back into the World of Painting 2

Well, with great trepidation, I pulled out the paints and created a wash to do my first under painting in a very long time. At first, the new paints didn’t react the way I remember. Water based oils. I know, sounds bizarre but they work well. I used a different method to thin the paint and got to work. Here is what I ended up with…

Now I just have to get to work and start the process of applying paint and hopefully end up with something reasonable. Since I used to paint a lot, I am surprised at the amount of fear I have. My expectations are obviously way to high.

An Introduction

Although I have made my career from photography, I don’t consider myself a photographer. I have started a blog but I am not a writer. I have paints and brushes, but I’m not a painter. I play guitar but I’m not a musician. What I am is simply creative. What I haven’t done, is honour that creativity. I have been too afraid to let go and do what is in my very soul. To let the creative process happen. To feel the paint slide on the canvas, the chord on the guitar play gently in my ear, the click of the shutter without the idea of compensation but simply to make an image. Doing it just because. To allow the very nature of me, to push through the cracks of my ego, and force the surface of what I show the world, hardened by fear and perceived expectation, to break off in large pieces and fall into the depths of my mind. Creativity allowed. No judgement. Just letting it be what it is and letting it say what it says. This is an artistic journey. One of complete creative freedom. There is no bad , there is no good.

There is simply expression…