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A rough sketch of some painting tools.

I dug this sketch out of the bin. It ended there along with many others I’m lately not happy with. I feel in an awful slump and nothing seems to work..everything is either too “pretty”, or too perfect or it is just plain bad art. I struggle to find that exciting stroke, or that exciting subject, or even the right medium. I work on small tiny papers and do small tiny challenges. I am in need of freedom and uninhibited expression. I know what I want and what I don’t want..or do I?

I wonder if art can go through menopause…in which case, that is where I would say my art is right now. Going through menopause. I hope it passes soon.

the first one is just pencil contour lines and then of course I didn’t like it and thought colour and pen would make it look better…

painting tools-001…just to realize it doesn’t look better, nor worse.

watercolor, pencil and pen on watercolor block, HP, 18x26cm

painting tools 2-001So. The solution is probably just to carry on and maybe consider not throwing out the awful ones. They should stay with us strive for better, or different, ot both.

à bientôt


9 responses

  1. Just seen this on face book. I like it, I think you are too hard on your self. My problem at the moment is finding a subject. Maybe I should take a leaf out of your book and just sketch Or paint what I see before me , or through the window.

    February 6, 2014 at 8:59 pm

  2. Oh my goodness! You have taken my thoughts and put them here in writing! Everything, including myself, feels like menopause and nothing I do seems to be right! I think you may be a bit like me though, too hard on ourselves. I love this drawing and sketch and I would be thrilled out of my mind if I had done it. I love your loose, exciting style. Everything I have done lately is overworked and boring from my drawings to my hairstyle! haha Hang in there. This too shall pass…. xo~

    February 6, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    • Your sketch is nice, even nicer with color. We are our own worse critics. I have just recently started to sketch and paint and I never like what I’ve done although everyone else says it’s good. It’s been difficult for me to decide what to try next also. Keep at it your very talented.

      February 6, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    • Thanks Dana..Hehe..yes, we have to change somethingmaybe safer to change the painting than the hairstyle !



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      February 9, 2014 at 12:05 pm

  3. annie

    I am in a slump, too, Ronelle. The February Blahs… Bu I like your sketch. Your colors and strokes are always exciting to me and make me want to get up and splash in my own paint. Maybe I will.🙂 Thank you, dear Ronelle. Hope you feel better soon.

    February 7, 2014 at 12:20 am

    • Welcome to the club annie. We have to hang in there..pretty soon the days will brighten up. I say that to myslf every morning!



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      February 9, 2014 at 12:04 pm

  4. I think it’s the January/Feb blues and many of us have a slump after the Christmas period. I’ve not even lifted a pen since I flew back from UK and cross with myself, but know I will😛

    I’m glad you continued, the colour version is lovely.

    February 7, 2014 at 5:14 am

    • Thanks SueOh yes, February is my worst monthjust want to sleep it out anda t the moment it is particulatrly wet, flooding everywjhere, dark, ..ergh..



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      February 9, 2014 at 12:03 pm

  5. J’adore..les deux..
    La couleur encore plus!!:)

    Menopause shmenopause..no way.. never your art!

    February 7, 2014 at 3:31 pm

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