So, the old “100 bad paintings” project is still in full swing!! how about you?? Making anything? I am up to about 2000+ bad paintings by now…..some are better, some just OK and some look like an iggy, forgotten old chicken burrito from last Tuesdays lunch. BUT, that’s not the point! And what is the point? JUST MOVE YOUR HANDS AND MAKE STUFF! YAY! And when you are not even paying attention, unexpected thrills show up in small and surprising ways. They sound like little “ah-ha’s” and low mutterings to yourself, such as, “Hey, that actually kinda looks like the thing, WOW” or even better, “Hey, that doesn’t actually look like the thing, but I love it!” Or my favorite, “Whoops! Holy crap, it’s late! Where did the time go????”
So, to show you what a brave a little toaster I am, I am going to (finally) put a link to my completely underground, nobody knows about, Plein Air Painting blog. It’s just a spot where I have some paintings posted and not much else. It exists quietly off the the left at http://www.lynnwhipplepleinairpaintings.wordpress.com It’s kinda shy. be gentle.
Meanwhile, lets plop up a few bad paintings that are just hanging around the stu stu studio for kicks!!
Ok kids!! It’s back to YOU! enjoy the quest!!!! Creativity is a blast-o-rama!!
okay. these are so bad, I am not even putting them up. yet. But, the idea here is, that I believe that in any new pursuit, creative or otherwise, there is a learning curve. the learning curve, quite often, is not all that good looking. it’s okay. really. how in the world are we going to get better at anything if we are a-scared of the messy beginning parts. So, in that spirit, as our teacher David Passalaqua used to say, you are going to make 100 bad paintings, so you had better get started! You can insert anything you are working on, as in 100 bad songs, so you better start singing, or 100 bad drawing, 100 bad cupcakes, 100 bad boyfriends..humm….What really happens is, it frees you up to play and not worry. now you can enjoy the process. the truth is you get better really quick, maybe even by #19. try it!
Here is my process of learning how to paint in oils. I will post my efforts here so you can feel good about yourself.
brave girl is now posting a few morning paintings
latest little crappy guy of a bottle of liquin
ok! its time for an update, holy moly, past time. I have been outside painting almost every day for a while now. here are a few of the latest ones. no laughing. ok go ahead, who am i kidding.