10th December 2022 Beena
Hello guys😉. It has been a while since I posted my musings. Sometimes, being busy is good, but I had no time to reflect😤.
I had not painted with watercolour for some time in the art class; we tend to paint mostly with acrylic😉. Hence, I got back to my favourite medium of paint.
I painted this winter scene from a tutorial by Ellen Crimi-Trent. As I am not a natural artist, I needed to look at pictures to paint. However, in a tutorial, I learn the techniques for creating the effect. With lots of courage, I embarked on painting a winter scene💃🏽. To my utter dismay, my joy changed to disappointment😒😒. I told myself, ” It is fine; I am only sending it to friends, and it is not for sale”, and I felt better🙂.
To my surprise, many loved it and posted the picture in other groups. I could not believe it. Even my worst critics loved it, and yeap unbelievable😎😎 isn’t it? Then it occurred to me that when we are not confident in most things in life, we tend not to express our views or show our work to others. I know from childhood that my report card often had this remark ” you need to be more confident”. I asked my mom, ” how do I become more confident? ” She said, ” with time, you will learn from your mistakes, and when you improve, you will be more confident”. I suppose that explains the reason for my surprise. I am an amateur artist, and with time, my winter scene will be better😅🙏.
Thank you for supporting my art and constantly boosting my confidence🙏🙏😊. I appreciate that, my dear friends 🙏🙏🙏. The best compliment was when some of the comments were, “ oh, I can feel how cold it is, or how I wish I could be in your painting; it is so serene”. By the way, the two birds are cardinal.