Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Trying my Hand at Painting

I am posting these pictures with a little trepidation; I know I'm not the greatest painter in the world, but when Angela suggested we do a painting craft, I decided I'd try it.  Keep in mind that I have NEVER painted in my entire life - never once have I taken a painting class; the closest I've come was painting an apple with watercolors in 6th grade.
And these are supposed to be abstract.  And they're not even close to perfect, but that's kind of what I was going for.  And my self-esteem is already tenuous, so please don't make fun of me.  That's all!

Mila:

And here was the inspiration for the painting:

Cade:

Here was the picture I used for him:

Mila's painting was especially hard because I originally started the painting in color, only to quickly realize that black and white is muuuch easier.  So I had to go over my color and Angela helped me re-work it, and this is what was eventually the end result.  Cade's was much easier to do; the shadowing and coloring was much simpler.  Also, I was actually holding Mila in one arm while I painted, because she was fussy, so I suppose I get a few more points for painting with an infant in my arms!

So there it is.  Don't know if I'll ever attempt it again, but hey, now that I don't have an ED and am trying to figure out what I am other than That Skinny Sick Chick, maybe it was okay to try painting.  I discovered I'm certainly not The Bad Ass Painter, but maybe I'll figure something else out.  :)

12 comments:

Lindsay said...

Well, coming from a person that can't draw convincing stick figures, I think those are INCREDIBLE. Seriously. Wow. You should keep at it.

Angela and Brett said...

bad ass painter

Jacqui said...

I happen to love abstract art but my sister "took" the painting gene from me so drawing simple shapes is sometimes quite the challenge (pathetic, I know). Anyways I think you did a fabulous job, I love it! keep up the good work!

Telstaar said...

AMAZING. I think you're brilliant and given this is your first ever time, I really hope you continue to paint... I hope you learn a whole range of ways to paint and learn new forms of non-verbal expressions. I think its gonna help you heaps and we get to enjoy your work in the meantime!!!! So proud of you for trying it out and sharing it with us, it really is amazing work :)

xo

Erin said...

WOW, I am totally impressed actually...

Erin said...

Did you draw it in pencil first? I just don't think I could have done this.

ania said...

Dear Brie,

And you were worried about finding and being good at new interests.

Pffft.

With support,

ania

Heather Lindquist said...

Wow......you did a great job! I have zero artistic talent, so I'm very envious!

AlwaysJoy said...

They are FABULOUS

lauren said...

coming from a painter....those are good! Painting babies is especially difficult because they don't have all the lines in their faces that make them look distinct!
Art is something I found in my recovery & it really helped. you should do more of it, you're better than you think you are.

t. said...

those are amazing!

Dena said...

Wow, those are awesome! Seriously.