I have turned myself over to the twelve weeks of my Nicholas Wilton Creative Visioning Project class, and now that we are in week 7, I'm wondering how much more I can hold. My sketchbook is full of notes, ideas, inspirations, practical advice. I watch the videos of everything from cleaning a paintbrush (who knew you should always dip it in water before you begin painting?) to showing up fully and revealing yourself in your paintings. I'm obsessed and even lose sleep over it. Thankfully we get a week long break after next week.
Right now we are in a deep experimental mode. Here are the boards I posted last week:
And those same boards this week. Better? No. I probably don't even like them as well as last weeks, but we are experimenting, trying to find differences and building up layers for future work.
It's challenging to move back and forth between keeping fresh and spontaneous and being analytical. There are so many things to keep in balance that I never seem to be fully satisfied. There's always a bit more tweaking to do. I'm excited that we move on to glazes and creating depth this week. O1ne more challenge to add to the equation!