But... I've been having a bit of fun playing around lately. You can probably tell if you've been to my blog before; things have a whole new look. The image collage building gave me an idea to change my blog design a bit; add a new header of some of my works. I played around with colours too. I tried robins egg blue yesterday, which is a colour I love, but somehow it didn't say 'Sally' to me, so I played around some more this morning. Warm colours seem to be a better fit for me, so I switched to melon.
Change is good. I never want to get stuck doing the same old things over and over. Not that there's anything wrong with old things, they're good too, but the exploration of new ideas keeps the mind alive, and I choose alive.
|bicycle sketch - acrylic 5 x 7|
I had planned to try and work a bit more with acrylics in my own painting practice this winter. The benefit is that there is no need to ventilate the studio(pretty cold here for that at the moment), but ...I began 2 larger paintings in acrylics, only to end up switching to oils as I progressed. So you see, there is something to be said for the old ways and what we're comfortable with too.