Today I present you the last three cold wax and oil paintings on acrylic from the short series about the senses. This time, I wanted to work in a color range including greens. Why? Simply because I do not feel at ease painting with dark greens. The use of this color does not come naturally to me and that is exactly the reason why I challenged myself to include it in these paintings.
One of the important points of my current creative process is to be aware of my fears when I paint and to find a way to move forward in spite of their presence. What do I risk after all! It’s not as if I decided to jump down a cliff or if I faced a female grizzly bear protecting her cubs!
Even if my head told me I had no reason to be afraid, it’s still with fear in the stomach that I started to paint in dark green on the blue background. The fear has faded gradually as I covered this green with lighter tones. I know I had not overcome it, but I learned, once again, that fear and its many facets is not a reason to stop painting or to limit myself to a style or a way of making, even if it is easier and more reassuring.