After struggling to paint birds for the past few days, I took a break to paint something just purely fun. In fact, it was therapeutic to paint this little snowman.
Birds are just difficult, and only the experienced professionals can make them look realistic. That’s not really my goal when I paint (not really a fan of extremely realistic paintings, where the painted piece looks like a photograph), but if I am painting a bird from a reference picture, I’d like it to be a nice REPRESENTATION of the photo. I am just not at that skill level right now.
SO, I’ll paint some fun things for awhile. After all, my goal is to enjoy the process AND the product.
I do find that enjoyable painting helps me focus on good and pleasant things. I suppose I could say it reduces anxiety.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
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