Acrylic on Wood Panel / 24 x 36"
After quite some time I finally was able to reach a point of contentment with this piece. Taking a break from drawing was a refreshing as well as challenging experience, I felt as if I hadn't touched paint in over a decade. The frustration of painting with its dry time and how you have to step away in order for it to breathe, and return at a later time with fresh eyes was daunting. The process honestly still feels foreign to me and there is a lack of control in comparison to drawing. But the openness and freedom of making a mark and simply being satisfied with the immediate is what keeps me coming back. It truly is a push and pull-back experience. Also I decided to wing it and work at a larger scale which further pulled me out of my comfort zone, which from time to time I feel is a necessary evil.