Friday, February 20, 2015

Art in between the chaos.

Yes, that's the reality for artists who are also parents. It's often hard to fit art in between all the activities of family life. But I do try, and I wanted to share a couple of my fairly recent pastel pieces here on my blog. I adore pastel for it's blend-ability. My artwork tends to be in the style of realism as I obsess over every little detail. Family and friends are very complimentary of this style, but secretly I wish I was bolder and more comfortable with painting "loose". I so admire artists that can imply so much about a subject without obsessing over the details. Maybe one day I will be one of them. I think the secret is in painting more, preferably daily. This is something I'm going to try to build into my routine. No-one is going to create time for me to do this in my crazy life as a full time Mum. I have to create that time for myself. Art is my passion. When all these busy, crazy parenting days wind down, the fire of art will hopefully be still burning brightly.