A progress sneak peek at my camper commission. I have the sky locked in. Now the rest... #artastherapy #tmgand #shastatrailer #acrylic #collageart #contemporaryart #flamingo #trail #wip
Bts: As a person living with mental illness/disorders as well as a chronic pain condition, I cycled through a million feelings/emotions while I reworked the sky. Frustration that I couldn't just wave my brush and magically get it perfect the first brushstroke. (A.D.D. impatience). Mental fatigue from what felt like brain gymnastics to figure it out. Exhaustion from fibro making lifting my arms to paint dificult. Excited with possibility. Until I realized what I was aiming to replicate wasn't going to happen. I had to let go of the plan of a smooth, creamy sky. Just wasn't happening with the texture and surface as it was. So, I let go and dove in. Surrendered to my process...try, yes, no, crap, wipe, wipe, wipe, oh interesting, try, noooo, got it wrong, wipe wipe, wow, looks good, oops, wipe wipe...repeat. Lolol.
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