Friday, 27 January 2012

Just a bit fed-up

Oh so fickle and totally over painting.  I know what I want to be able to paint but am totally not there yet.  I can't tell you just how frustrating it is to be at this end of the 10,000 hours and not progressing as fast as I would like.  I am uninspired today and just pushing paint around hoping that something nice happens and  somewhat underwhelmed by the results.

Then I finally feel inspired to try something a little different for me and beyond my skill level when...
Self-portrait A3 Oil on canvas paper

...the art critics in the family bring me bumping back to earth.  Okay, so my cheeks are a bit chubby.  A little extra shading will fix that.  And my proportions need a little tweaking. over it.


  1. Wow! This is so you Shell!Congrats on the likeness, not 'realistically', but definitely you. I wonder if youve got hooked on the perfection thing with seascapes etc. Art is to be enjoyed as we do it despite what the result may be. Be good to catch up sometime!

  2. The self portrait: I like it. Without wishing to offend, it shows some of your personality. :)>

  3. LOL! I thought that too actually :D
    (It's why I secretly love it!)