I needed to take a break from Art. I was stuck in a rut. It seemed like nothing I painted was good enough. I would spend hours painting, finish my piece look at it and scrape the canvas. This cycle was endless until I got to the point where I just didn’t paint. Sooo I would spend hours watching videos, scrolling through art pages and feel inspired but hadn’t gotten up enough courage to actually paint because I was scared. What if I mess up again? What if I try this and I fail? How come all these other artist can do this but I can’t? Am I an artist? Am I creative? These are some of the things I would say to and question myself about. What is the real problem? I asked myself repeatedly. COMPARISON! I was looking at all these other great artist and comparing my art to theirs. I was going in with another artist work in mind and was disappointed when mine didn’t look like their’s... That’s when the light bulb 💡 clicked on! I have to paint like me! I have to dig into my style! I have to tap into emotions! What is my heart saying?! I have pour that onto the canvas. I have to go in with a clear mind but keeping value, color, composition and balance in mind but being free in MY art! Out of that Epiphany I put on my headphones, gather my supplies and “The Thief of Joy” was created. I dug deep into my emotions. Expressing what I had been feeling over the last few weeks and out came the monster who had been robbing me of my joy!
*Note: This piece was created in landscape it wasn’t until I turned it portrait that the green with envy one eyed thief was revealed.