Painting outside your comfort zone
Hi every one just really a quick mention. People ask me about my painting should I paint in my comfort zone all the while. My answer to that is you should paint what you want to. If this means stepping out of your comfort zone then so be it. You might find out that you actually enjoy what you have painted and thus moving you onward and maybe upwards in your painting life
As you may know I run a Tuesday evening group and we decided to think outside the box. We wanted to paint something we had never painted before and that was a train. None of us had painted a train before but it turned out to be great fun. We were bouncing ideas of off each other and above is my finished painting. This just goes to show how easy it is to get stuck in a rut and by trying different things this can really improve you as an artist. You can then take what you have learnt and use it else where in your artistic life. We painted this using acrylic paint and when finished overlay the painting with oil paint. This gave a lovely effect and is something I would deffinately do again There is a lot that can be done to it but for my first attempt I was reasonably pleased.