My Daily Art In June

June was a good month but I noticed that my collection of work is lacking development. I’ve just realised that from reflecting on my work, which I do monthly. I don’t really love anything I painted and I feel my painting skills haven’t improved. It is like my art practice got stagnant – I was enjoying painting the natural world and everyday life but I wasn’t fully satsified with the finished pieces. Perhaps I need to change things up and get excited about my new work again.

As this project is about learning as an artist and getting into the habit being creative every day, I am trying not to feel bad about it and figure out how to banish the stagnancy.

Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas – please share with me! Thank you for sticking by me and rooting for me.

7 comments on “My Daily Art In June

  1. Fiona

    I was just going to say the exact opposite – I think you’re too hard on yourself, but then on the flip side it’s nice to extend yourself – pastels next?

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  2. Zoe

    It’s hard finding that thing that gets you excited. You can’t force it but when inpsiration strikes suddenly you can’t stop! What have you been excited about most this year by doing this? Things that take longer/ shorter? I know that learning to have patience on longer pieces has been a great lesson for me this year- do you always complete one each day or do you ever work on one over a few days?
    I love them though- following your heart is definitely the best way.

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    1. Katrina Post author

      You are right, Zoe! I usually complete a piece in a day or two but bigger pieces take longer – I prefer smaller pieces nowadays. I get excited when I challenge myself and I am happy with the end result. I think I need more challenges as well as learn not to get too down if it doesn’t turn out well. Doubting that I am a good artist is a killer!

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