Sometimes, you have this nagging feeling inside you to paint something and yet you feel like there is no energy to even move your fingers. Thats exactly I have been feeling this morning. There was this huge fight between my mind and heart, whether to paint or not. Of course my heart won and here I am with one more painting – ‘sort of’!
Now you may ask what brought the thought of paints all of a sudden, inspite of the lack of energy. Here is the little background. Yesterday, I happened to look at Kismi’s awesome Kilim and how could I resist myself from thinking about paints and brushes? I actually wanted to start something right away, thats how much inspired I felt reading through her post. But then, there were other important tasks like preparing dinner and eating. Just when I thought, my inspiration had died – Kismi replied to my comment and I knew I should touch my paints today!
This is a very very very simple painting done with oil pastels – the ones that I am looking at after 2+ years. Canvas is what I decided to use, but the oil pastels are quite hard to work with. The surface of the canvas being rough and the pastels giving out thick lines, I only ‘kind of’ got what I actually wanted. Thats when I decided to bring in another medium into picture and water colors were attacked. Its easy filling out the backdrop using water colors as pastels being made of wax never come in the way. Now that I have attempted this piece while having severe backpain and no energy at all, I know its not the best, not even good. But what I got is a sense of self satisfaction and peace of mind! Nothing can beat this feeling.