My featured collection for the month of January is called The Ocean Waves. These paintings showcase my progress as I explore textures. Today, I wanted to share my reflections about these paintings and how I am able to relate to it.
I previously shared a blog post that covers the technical aspects of adding textures to a painting, including a step-by-step process. If you’re interested in reading it, you can find it on this page.
In 2021, I reflected on my life and saw that I’ve changed. I’ve become more mature in the way I think, make decisions, and communicate. I was happy with my growth, but at the same time, I realized that I faced a lot of hardships and it was not easy to get to where I am today. It took hard work, discipline, and patience.
Because of that, I felt that it was fitting to create an artwork dedicated to my personal growth. I wanted to celebrate that achievement by creating a collection that shows an artist’s progression and improvements as they create one painting after another
Ocean Waves I
For the first painting in my Ocean Waves progression series, I chose to depict a pink sunset with waves slowly rolling onto the shore. I chose this image because it represents the idea of testing the waters when starting something new.
Adding textures to a painting is new to me, so I was interested in seeing how it would turn out and how it would look in the end. As I applied the acrylic texture paste to the painting, I paid close attention to its effects and made notes on my observations.
This process is similar to my personal progress in that I pay close attention to my surroundings and carefully plan my next steps. In my artistic journey, this represents the time when I was starting out. Painting used to stress me out because I was so afraid of making a mistake. But watching other artists and painting along with them gave me the confidence in my skills and abilities, and that made me want to paint more.
Ocean Waves II
With the lessons learned from the first painting, I created Ocean Waves progression II with more confidence and a more thought-out plan. I was ready to take risks and willing to experiment with colors and include different materials.
This stage of my artistic journey represents the point at which I was no longer a beginner. I was pushing my boundaries and, while I still experienced fear of making mistakes, I was more open to learning from them because I knew it would help me grow.
Ocean Waves III
The final piece of the collection, Ocean Waves Progression III, showcases my bold approach to adding textures to a painting. Fear was no longer there and I was more than willing to try new things.
I included rocks in the painting because the acrylic texture paste can take on different forms, such as a solid or softer form. The same texture was used for both the rocks and the water to create different effects.
This stage of my artistic journey represents a time in my life when I feel more stable. I know who I am and what I want, and I am open to trying new things. I appreciate the intricate details of my life and personality and am grateful for who I have become.
Creating the Ocean Waves collection has been a journey for me. Through this collection, I have learned to embrace mistakes as opportunities for growth and to appreciate the small details that make up my life and personality. I am grateful for the hard work, discipline, and patience that have brought me to where I am today and am excited to see what the future holds.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my reflections on the Ocean Waves collection. If you have any thoughts or feedback, please feel free to share them in the comments section.
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Thank you for taking the time to read about my art. Until next time!
I also have a video dedicated to this featured artwork:
This artwork was exhibited in Art Number 23 Gallery in Salzburg