A New Mixed Media Painting: ACCEPTANCE

ACCEPTANCE. 8x8" on wood. Original Available Here.
Prints available in my shop.

"Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art."
-Leonardo da Vinci 


If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that whenever I am stuck with my artwork and feeling really vulnerable with my work, I paint an owl.

Well, sometimes I paint a bear to get back into my comfort zone.

This little bear came out of a lot of other frustrated paintings. I'd been feeling like I wasn't pushing myself enough, so I tried to do something different, which inevitably made me dislike my paintings... because I was trying something I'd never done before AND I'd stopped having fun.

So I dragged out an old painting I'd never liked and painted over it. 

I wanted to paint something I knew I'd love, so after I'd covered the original up with my favorite supplies (tissue papers and inks), I started painting a bear.

And out of all of the other frustrated attempts I'd been painting, this little bear fell right into place... 

ACCEPTANCE. 8x8" on wood. Original Available Here.
Prints available in my shop.

And I ended up experimenting with a few new techniques and colors... which is what I had been wanting all along.

Sometimes it just takes returning to what you're most comfortable with and having ACCEPTANCE in the journey of the creative process.

Happy painting!!!



ps. My newest online course SERENDIPITY - A YEAR IN MIXED MEDIA just started. If you've been wanting to paint and become part of an incredibly supportive and positive creative community go here for more details and to register.


Feel free to say hello and ask questions. I would be delighted to hear from you! xo -juliette

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