Wednesday, January 06, 2010

A thousand tiny brushstrokes

I've been working on this painting for quite a while now, or shall I say not working on this painting for quite a while now, and it has been giving me many guilt pangs. But I started it up again earlier this week, and this afternoon have been really enjoying myself. This is what I see when I work on it, because to reach across a big sheet of paper like this, I have to twist it upside down or sideways sometimes.

Sometimes it's easy to think that making art is all about the Grand Gesture, or the Next Big Idea. But I find when I start to get hung up on those things, I just get hung up altogether and stop painting. I have to remember that it's not about making one huge masterpiece for all time, but about making a thousand tiny brushstrokes, lovingly and happily repeated over and over.


  1. Ariel7:04 AM

    hi dear,
    I think,obviously, you're wonderful and so your art, I've only a question, maybe I'm distracted and you've already said it, but, how can you disappear the pencil lines from your drawings?

  2. Hola Kristin, me encantan tus ilustraciones,ya te sigo, pasa después por mi blog!!!kiss you!!!!tousnimy