April 29, 2011

Fruit Stall - Pushing myself to paint

I pretty much forced my self to start this painting, as I was getting a bit depressed at not finding a subject which motivated me to paint. I know it's not a good idea to let that kind of situation last, so I selected from among my "possibles" and just pushed myself to start.

Somewhat  contrary to expectations it is turning out quite well and the motivation rises as I go on.

Just another illustration that you have to keep on turning up and do your stuff even if you have resistance through lack of motivation. The beginning can be a bit of a grind, but with luck, the impulses will wake up as you go.

Trust the process.

This is after my third session (day) in a row and is even advancing quite fast.

50x40 cm oil on canvas
session 3 -click image to see larger

 session 2 -click image to see larger
session 1 -click image to see larger
Paintings by Peter Hobden


Peg said...

It's wonderful to see your process through the progression of the work. I especially like the color development in the fruit stand. From your blog, I was also able to visit your website and see other work. I like your choices for subject, what you choose to focus on and/or edit, and your paint handling. Thanks for sharing the work. I hope you are able to continue the blog...it's great to see what you are doing and how you think about it.

Pete said...

THanks for stopping by and commenting Peg.
Will absolutely continue on the blog.