By day two, already laughing: ya just never know what the lessons will be!
The stated lesson might be using grids in composition, with a starting task of creating several color swatches in varied tints, tones, and shades of a chosen color—in my case, yellow-green blended from chromium oxide green and cadmium yellow light hue.
The lived experience might include bristles falling out of my brush and getting stuck on my swatches. Might include still not liking the friction of the paper I purchased. Might include fighting feelings of scarcity—I'm going to post color swatches as my painting of the day?
More than once?
As part of the 30-in-30 challenge?
So. There is some pain. Some grouchiness. Some vulnerability.
But. There is some fun. Some laughing at myself with genuine pleasure. This is why I paint, for Pete's sake: to explore, to engage in learning, to bump into parts of myself that I usually keep under wraps.
In the same way that I step back from a painting to see the big picture, I step back from my pain and see possibility.
Woo hoo—wonder what I'll make with my color swatches!, wonder who I'll be at the end of January!
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