Friday, January 27, 2012

No Excuses, Just Shut Up And Paint

Don't say, 'I haven't the time.' You have as much time everyday as the great masters. (Irwin Greenberg)

It’s funny, but now that I can use my right hand again, having almost fully healed from the surgery, I’m still stuck with the problem of finding the time to paint. It seemed as if I spent time staring at my hand and longing for the time when I can paint with it again and now that that time is here -I guess I just need to manage my time better. 

It could be that I feel more like I’m fumbling with the paint, trying to get back into a groove, but that would just be an excuse. I keep remembering Greeny, art instructor from my days at the High School of Art and Design, and how he taught about the discipline of painting everyday- anything that you want to do to the best of your ability is going to take discipline and as long as you’re doing your best it will be the hardest thing you can do.  Greeny  told the class one day that Michelangelo once said that if people saw how much work he put into his art they would not think it so amazing. Painting requires a lot of discipline and takes a life time to evolve.

Today is Friday so I’m looking forward to a weekend of painting, I just need to have the discipline to get it done.

The images that I uploaded on this post are what I have painted since the splint had come off my right hand, (I also posted about couple of drawings and paintings on my previous post).

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I Begin to Paint Again ,Thank God

Had not posted in a while, been waiting for my hand to heal. Finally got the splint off my hand a little while back and although my thumb is not 100% I am able to draw and paint although not with out a little discomfort, (its still a bit swollen and numb). Still it's better than trying to paint left handed.
At left is not my first watercolor since getting back the use of my hand, it was the first one I didn't toss in the trash. All I can say is - back to the struggle of learning how to paint everyday and loving every moment of it.

Another sketch done while riding the train to work. Done in water soluble graphite pencil and a Niji Water Brush. Again, this is not the first sketch Ive done only the better one since getting the splint off my right hand.