Thursday, September 26, 2013

Painting + True Expression

"Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is." // Jackson Pollack

As a child I always loved to doodle and color. The summer before freshman year of high school I did my first painting. Since then I have been painting on and off for about 11 years. I went through periods of selling my work, but that didn't seem to stick. I became overwhelmed with the idea of making something beautiful for someone else, and I lost touch with what I loved about painting. My favorite thing about it is that it helps me by using colors to express my emotions. I will never let myself get discouraged again because what I paint isn't realistic and overly perfected. It's messy, and I love it. I can appreciate all works of art, but life is about having fun with what you do, and I want the act of painting to be relaxing. Not everyone is going to appreciate this painting, but what matters most is that it's mine, and it is a true expression of myself.

♥ Do you like to paint?