I began a Love the Process challenge 13 days ago. It is a challenge to create art everyday, but love creating, not the product. It has been an incredibly fun and freeing challenge so far. It is my goal to make sure that continues, and hopefully my skills will improve along the way too!
Here are some of the pieces I have created.
I am posting my artwork everyday at https://www.instagram.com/stacymayou/
“I am always doing what I can not do yet in order to learn how to do it.” Van Gogh
Being able to accurately depict a scene, object, person or thought is my absolute goal!
En Paris, 2B pencil, 9 x 12,
AC Hotel Marriott Le Bouget, 9 x 12, tombow marker
Le Bourget, 9 x 12 charcoal and conte
I almost titled this blog disappointed. It wouldn’t have been completely accurate. I am disappointed with the number of paintings I completed this month and the number of drawings and portraits I worked on, but it was such a good month filled with family and friends that I couldn’t possibly be disappointed with August!
September and October will be even busier with even bigger celebrations! My take away (again, I’ve thought this once or twice before) is that I have to get comfortable drawing and painting in front of other people. Easy to say, so so so hard to do.
A few of my favorite sketches from August.
The last day of the month seems like a good day to hold myself accountable for tracking any progress on portraits and figures.
I did not get as many done as I wanted, and I don’t see any progress. My faces are still very flat and don’t look the person I am drawing, but what did I really expect with 5 drawings.
My goal is 31 faces in August!
The only way to improve is to produce… and track any progress.
So here we are, still struggling with portraits, tracking has officially begun!
Started this months ago, though it was time to finish it! Now I think it needs color and/or shading! That’s the beauty of art, never completed, just rested!
Excited for my figure drawing class tonight at the Farmington Valley Arts Center.
It’s been a great month since we left the Little White House. We have spent our time visiting family and friends. To the point that some of them may be tiring of putting us up and feeding us! We have not been able to spend this much time in several years.
Although this has been great for us, it hasn’t been as good for my art. I am not as confident as I should be to draw in front of others and I always feel selfish when I take time to draw instead of socialize. Drawing and painting demand my full attention.
I have set myself a few goals and am working on being a better artist, I am also going to enjoy these holidays by collecting as many hugs as I can!
Wishing a blessed holiday season and peace to all