03/25/2006: "First Annual 10 in 2 Art Challange!"
I had this idea yesterday, to try and do 10 new paintings over the weekend (saturday and sunday). My co-worker who is relatively new to painting...thought that I was a bit nuts when I told her. She says that painting should be enjoyable, not a chore or something that puts a lot of pressure on you (well, I'm paraphrasing). My response was that I find my work becoming more and more controlled, and that forcing myself to just paint and paint, any old thing, might go a long way to loosen me up.
I got the idea from the NaNoWriMo project that I participated in. They have you try and write a novel in a month, with the thinking that if the only goal is to write and write, without worrying too much how good it is, it will free you up. I'm hoping that's what this will do for me. I bought some new acrylic painting mediums (I never paint with acrylics) but I'm going to play around with those.
I have to quit looking at a blank canvas or panel as a sacred thing and just get crazy with my bad self. I bought a new canvas drop cloth and everything. Right now I'm just getting everything cleaned and organized. I'll post everything I get done on Monday...the good, bad, and most likely the very very ugly.
Ready Set GO!