i took a 2 day break from painting, as it is hard on the body, but i was back at it today with working on the crystals. i had sketched them in this week, and today was starting to add color!
there's another group of crystals to start painting out, and i will be fiddling with getting this batch 'just so', but i'm pretty excited about how it's coming along. each time i add another aspect to the canvas i get to feeling the nervousness about 'messing it up', even though i know it's just paint and i can fix it if there's something i dont like. my way of painting, my style, is showing the underpainting, so that's something i dont want to lose. too many so-called mistakes mean something must be lost from the underpainting. so far, so good, though, and i still have important glimpses of the collage pieces i enjoy seeing.