Day 29: Breathe

The night brought more nightmares but the day was wonderful.. and sad, because it’s like trying to catch running water, you can only have it in the moment for a while as you stand there. At some point there’s duties to attend to and homes to go to.

“Breathe”, 20×20 centimeter 8×8 inches, acrylic painting.

I was in the mood for progress pics today so I took a few, seen below. Although my mood was very green when I started, I started feeling the colour red a lot more towards the end, so the final version contains a lot more red than the start.

The week flew by, got mixed feelings about the weekend coming up. As always I wish for impossible things. Tomorrow’s the last painting of this series, we’ll see what that will be like.

Slowing Down the Challenge

Experienced a sudden crash in health and well being. Yesterday I started on a new painting using acrylic paint on acrylic pad paper. The Mad Hatter. My health dip made me sleep for hours so I didn’t finish it on time and the same happened today. That’s how life goes sometimes, not all health issues can be dodged.¬†Either way, the painting that was supposed to be finished in a day will probably be two days late.   Mad Hatter in Progress                       I don’t often do portraits so it doesn’t flow as easily as paintings of trees and fields. Getting the right colour mix and shadows falling well will be a fun challenge. At the same time it makes me hesitant to work on it. I don’t want to ruin it, especially since I’ve shown the world I’m working on it.   For the record, doctors have suggested chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia as a potential explanation for what I’m experiencing. Usually it’s not that bad. Today’s tiredness was mostly because I had to get up early in the morning so my brain kept waking me up plenty times during the night just in case it was time to go. Ugh. The brain is like a big well meaning but clumsy dog sometimes.