12 x 12 Oil on Canvas
Okay so I know I said on one post that painting is like exercise, but now I want to add to that and say it is like golf. If my mind is too active while I'm trying to hit the ball, bad news, I wiff it or it veers off to the left or even sometimes right in the water. When I started this yesterday, my mind was whirling. I am going on a trip on Wednesday so I was thinking about all the things I had to do before I leave, boy thinking just doesn't work when your trying to paint, it wasn't pretty. So I told myself, "self, stop stessing, it's not helping your painting." It works out best if I just go in la la land and don't do any thinking at all. Perhaps I could even call it a zen state. It sure is a good way to be totally present in the moment.