ORIGINAL COPY POSTED ON INSTAGRAM DURING THE CHALLENGE
Artist anxiety – when the subject matter you’re painting means almost too much to you that you fear you’ll never do it justice and then said self-instilled anxiety disables you from capturing it the way you wanted. :p
Hilarious – life and it’s self-fulfilling prophecies.
Whenever I feel anxiety set in during my painting (it does that A LOT) I step away from the teeny tiny paintbrushes and go with a longer bristled fluid brush with a fine point and palette knife. It allows me to sever my stigma of ‘replica = perfection = good artist’ and just get the hell on with reconnecting to the smell of the sanded curved wood and the circular conversations we had in that enveloping structure.
It sure burned beautifully 🔥✨
Derivative work created with permission from the photographer
(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)