Tuesday, June 6, 2017

12/24", Day 4

Painting, for me, is so often an act of coming face-to-face with fear.

I choose to paint so as to confront those parts of me that might otherwise stay hidden either unconsciously or by design, but, no matter how many times I pick up a brush on a new day—over one thousand days now, and by my own choice—it is precisely that confrontation that so often scares the bejeezus out of me.

Then, I start painting anyway … and can't stop!

12/24" #1, work in progress

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  1. Love this color combo....and love your BRAVERY! 1,000 days is really something BIG! You inspire me, Dotty!!!

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    1. The colors are fun, yes! The bravery is not always what I'd call fun, but I have no regrets; I am so grateful for all that has entered my life via my painting—and that includes YOU : )

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  2. I know this fear only so well! Love this added blue to the mix. I envy your Bravery! It doesn't show in the piece.

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    1. Thanks for your welcome empathy, Carol! The fear goes with the turf, doesn't it? And such a pesky rascal it is.

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