Some of you will remember the painting I showed the world, and thus my penchant for making bad art. After the encouragement of some of my readers and my co-sister-in-law I decided to salvage the painting. I’ll probably add to it still as I dislike how much negative space I left. Just the same I’ll share more of my saga with this painting.
I have a horrible secret. I’ve let my artistic skills go. The current banner is a huge testament to how far I’ve let them go. Just the same I’ve gotten back on my painting saddle in hopes I could finish a painting I started years ago. I know some of you are already cringing and wondering why on earth I’d bother with such a horrible idea (for what it’s worth I used acrylics then and now). I assure you after salvaging the painting I’m wondering why I bothered as well.
I made another horrible mistake in talking about my project (humor me) on facebook. People grew curious and asked for photos. After a bit of thought I figured I’d comply, only to find my batteries in my camera died. While the batteries recharged I worked a little more on my salvage. In time, spilt acrylic paint, and two charged batteries later I found a satisfactory stopping point. I’ve decided to take a picture and show the world my work-in-progress, though honestly it should be a “throw-in-the-towel already”.
I decided to keep up the tradition of cropped, blurry, out of focus pictures at Upholding Ma’at with this unveiling. It is a picture of Het-Hert where I depict Her in the form of the Celestial Cow. I decided to use a part of the arm of the Milky Way to further convey this point.
I’m not sure what I’ll do with the painting once it’s finished. I may stuff it somewhere, embarrassed by my poor skill. Maybe I can auction it off for more funds for craft projects and for upcoming books. Perhaps I could donate it for some worthy cause, like preserving bad art for future generations. I may paint over it and start again.
I think I shouldn’t deviate from my stick drawings anymore and leave it to the professionals.