"Reflecting Glass Jar"
Oil, 6" x 6"
I struggle internally with a battle every day. It's about painting traditional oils vs. abstracts. Should I focus more on one vs. the other? Should I continue to do both? Perhaps I should just paint one?
I get opinions and input every day on this subject. Which is not necessarily a good thing. Because most people feel very strongly about one or the other. In other words, they like one and DON'T LIKE the other. Currently the input runs about 40% in favor of abstracts and 55% in favor of oils and less than 5% who like both. Ok. I haven't really been keeping track. This is just purely an estimate. Or a guestimate. Or a make-it-up-estimate. But it feels pretty exact. So I will go with it.
I have been trying to paint both. But it is really hard. The approach to painting abstracts vs. traditional oils is very different. It takes a completely different mindset and often I feel "rusty" if I have been focusing on one more than the other. I also worry that it is confusing to my clients as the two are so different. So I am thinking about moving more in one direction than the other. The problem is that I just can't figure out which direction. Geez. Maybe I should just shut up and keep doing both.
Do you struggle with anything like this? Perhaps which medium to paint? Or size? Any thoughts you would like to share?
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