Macedonian rugs – painting

There was a time when I was terrified to make a mark on a blank page.  The lack of confidence in knowing what I am doing created that fear.  Making ATCs help me get over it.  They are small.  You only have to fill in a small space.  And if it doesn’t turn out to the way you envisioned, then no big waste.  Move on to the next one, and the next one.  And when I create with that mindset (if you don’t like it, move on to the next piece), I end up liking everything I create.

I am happy to tell you that I’ve moved on from paper to canvas.  It’s still small what I create, but it’s a move in the right direction.

These are my first 3″ x 3″ canvases.  I tried to picture the woven rugs in Macedonia.  I forgot to bring one home, and painting them was the next best thing.

They are typically more colorful than what I’ve created.  In time, I will use more color.  For now this is it.


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