New year's resolution time

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Well, another years has come and gone, and it is time once again to make a Resolution.

My resolution this year is all about painting. I have been working with traditional Asian painting materials for the past few months and really enjoy it. I will sheepishly confess now that I was never able to like oil painting enough to do it every day, but this time it's different.

I like these materials enough to paint with ink every day, and my Resolution is to double the amount of time I spend working on it. Right now, I spend about 3-4 hours every day, but there are some barriers to conquer before I can double it.

Firstly, this type of painting is much more physically demanding than Western painting or drawing which can generally be accomplished seated comfortably. Sitting properly (with one's legs folded under the bum) *and* leaning forward to paint can get quite painful, so I am currently putting a table together that will allow me to sit straight. Hopefully, that along with certain exercises will help me to double the amount of time I can stay in position and keep painting.

I'll post a picture when the table is sanded and stained. I hope it heps, because I really like this kind of painting to want to do more everyday until I get really good at it.

And what is your resolution this year?


Manifestation said...

Thank you for sharing.My new Year resolution include to report victories over victories,not to depend on any one and not to find faults in others,pray for the absolute happiness ,peace all around.

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Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Yoga might be good physical preparation!

Can't wait to hear more about your resolution and to see more paintings!

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