This week is for painting on real canvases.
I have never been able to understand it when people talked about their fear of a white canvas. I even hold it for credible that I might have made the pf f f f ft sound and called it silly.
My imagination is well developed but I could not imagine fear connected to a white canvas. That was for chickens only.
I assure you, all of this was before I met a white canvas myself. I'm a chicken and I promise to never make that pfffft sound again, ever!!
With all that said, I have made a decision to break that fear. The next days I will paint on canvas untill Mister Fear has left this home. It feels a bit crowded with him staying here.
My first canvas measures 50 x 60 cms. I start by filling it with paint in different colours. During the process I start wondering if I could make a waterfall. I give it a try, and yes, I could. Perhaps not the most credible waterfall you've seen but it is a waterfall. I continue to make different shapes as they appears in my head and after some time I called it done.
Now I'll put it aside for awhile. I'm thinking of doing some more to the front space but don't know what. It isn't for anything so I might paint another one on top.
But, it's not bad at all even though it's not excactly a Michelangelo. Best of all, I forgot to think about the fear. Perhaps he's already gone. My next try will show.
Life is good to me, I hope it's good to you too!