On today's painting I wondered about how to choose background and shadow colors. I started with an idea of a different background color, but it wasn't working. It's pretty tricky to build up a nice Y/YO banana on a sky blue background. I fiddled with it as I went and wound up with a background very similar to the apple speed paint's. This kind of worried me. I don't want to have all my work be the same. Instead of dwelling on these kind of fears and concerns I decided to put them aside and look at the pros of what I was doing.
-I'm actually finishing little paintings for practice! WOOHOO!!!
-If I end up practicing the same thing for the whole alphabet then I might be getting onto something that I really like and would be starting to get familiar with.
-I don't feel like my work has had as much of a consistant feel as I'd like it to. Doing the same/similar thing might help me find a groove that I can work with in any application.
-I won't actually be doing the same thing every time even if it may look like that. I'll be learning and applying new things every time.
-These little paintings make me feel really good.
As long as I'm working to get better, even if it all looks the same, I'm still moving forward.
Take a hike fears.
B is for Banana
Speed paint ~2hrs