Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Breaking from a block

Yesterday I wrote on my Facebook page "What do you do when you're feeling frustrated and like you've forgotten how to paint?!" I got a lot of wonderful responses. Today I tried to implement them. Sugar? Check. Chocolate was my particular poison. Change of scenery? Check. Outside. Rolling hills. Handle things in a different way? Check. Tried working with a stick, sitting in the field. Music? Check. I synched my iPod with music I love (I usually listen to CBC all day) I needed to clear my head. Another suggestion was to take a day off. That will be tomorrow as I need to get some housework done anyway. Great suggestions all!
So I did two paintings today. This one is 12x12. I will post the other one I did tomorrow. I just let go and tried to forget about everything technical. 



7 comments:

Crystal Cook said...

I'm so glad you're working through your block Kim. I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, REALLY hate it when that happens. Your advice sounds perfect. :) And your new work looks Kim-tastic (har dee har har) and so inspired. I really love it. The colors really work together.

Barbara Muir said...

How comforting to know that a fabulous artist like you gets blocked now and then. You seem so incredibly
and awesomely productive, and I love your work. This is wonderful.
XO Barbara

martinealison said...

Un kaléidoscope de couleurs intéressantes...
Gros bisous et doucement sur les tâches ménagères!

Sandra Busby said...

Actually, I saw that question from a few Artists yesterday on FB. It must be catching! Anyway - I liked this painting instantly, the minute I opened it up! beautiful!

Nigel Fletcher said...

Yep, sometimes its really difficult to be a painter, turning everything upside down sometimes helps to shift that nonsense. You can do it! k
eep the faith...

Dora Sislian Themelis said...

So I'm not the only one dealing with resistance!

Linda Popple said...

Fabulous!! Everything works on this painting and everything worked to break the block!