"April Waterway (study)" 6x6 Pastel on sanded paper
It seems like it's been months since I last painted anything and posted. Being an artist and having a family is like juggling 5 plates on those long sticks you'd see in the circus. My excuses come from every aspect of my life, making me feel like Sillyputty. Those of you who have or had children would know what I'm talking about. I Googled the word "excuses" and I found many explanations and thoughts for this verb. Every definition makes me feel worse, like: excuses negate responsibility, are harmful because they prevent one from succeeding, or worse yet, they become believable! So, am I saying my family should be 2nd to my art? Nope! They are the reason I paint! If it weren't for this outlet, this way of communicating without words, I'd probably go nuts! What are your excuses or reasons for not painting?
Here is another study from the Reference Image Library on WetCanvas. I wanted to call it "March Waterway" because I painted it in the month of March, but "April" sounds better.