Saturday, January 3, 2015

Number 3... Don't Over-think, Mary Ann

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge
Number 3

Buzzing right along, here is Number 3.  I was pretty sure this would be the day I might not post a new painting, being that it's Saturday and painting time is limited for various reasons.  But I pondered the idea of what I might be able to create in less than an hour.  Nothing, I'll do a painting of nothing.  That way I won't be hampered by perspective rules, tonal value rules to create mood, all those restrictive restraints that hit when I endeavor to create a representational painting that need time won't be there, so I'll just fudge it, good plan.

Now, don't get me wrong, I am more than willing to accept my ignorance in making it sound like I judge abstract and non-representational artists to some degree.  To create GOOD art of this genre requires a lot of time and talent and knowledge.  I don't for one second think this form of art is easy and dab smash done in short stints.  I'm just being open about how this one came about.  I don't plan to go before a jury with it, just wanted to get Number 3 done.

I am always fascinated by the  many parallels in life, how the rules to follow seem to work in every thing I do.  Over-thinking, no matter what I am doing, when I catch myself over-thinking, problems are created.  It's easy to convince myself I should be doing better, mainly because I know I am constantly improving.  Looking back shows me where I went wrong, so why am I not totally satisfied with what I do today?  This is where I need to leave it alone, walk away.  This fun little play with paint started to tell me I needed to do more, I left it.  I know I may have been able to improve it.  I also know I may have lost anything spontaneous in it's beginning stage.  How many lovely little beginning are long gone and dead from my over-thinking it into no return?  I shudder to think.

If anyone understands these blathers, good, maybe you can explain them to me.  If I try to, I might start over-thinking, I don't have time for that right now. 

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