My man has been asking me to paint a portrait of our pup Adelaide for months now. Him: “You’ve been painting great pet portraits of other people’s animals; when are you going to paint OUR dog?!?” Me: “Here it is! Finally!”
So, yes, I finally sat my ass down yesterday and started the painting. I had sort of given myself a head start, in that I had completed the initial pencil sketch months ago…and, um, yeah…procrastinated, until now, to actually paint the damn thing.
For me, with watercolor painting, the process often starts off with “This is terrible!” But with persistence and focus, the thoughts flow into “I really love painting,” followed shortly by “I should do this more often.” Duh.
Then I have to turn around and kick myself metaphorically in the head. Keep painting, kiddo. That’s what I need to keep telling myself.
So, here’s to more painting! MOAR PAINTING!!!