"Frosty the Snow Dog" makes an appearance in todays Bearded Collie Christmas Choir painting.
I have had so much fun adding daily to this fun Christmas watercolour. Today I can't help realising just how much I am enjoying painting sheerly for the joy of placing colour on paper rather than considering if a gallery needs new work or whether I should be writing for a book or a new art feature. I should be giving my focus now to next years exhibitions but when you are a professional artist you need a break from work just the same as in every other career.
But what can you do when your passion lies within your career?
I can't imagine a day where I don't enjoy painting.Or an evening when I don't look forward to picking up my brushes the next morning. I believe I have kept my enthusiasm so high because I have a sense of humour, a vivid imagination and a strong,pure love for working in what many call a very difficult medium to master.
I wish everyone could have heard me laughing when I added the snow dog to this painting today, or know what has crossed my mind as the next addition.
Painting CAN be fun!
It really is a good lesson in life to fully understand we shouldn't take ourselves too seriously for 100% of the time, especially in art. Relaxing brings its' own rewards.
Happy painting,happy Christmas and see you soon on my next post.
N.B: It might be an idea to start counting the Beardies now !
How many are already in this painting?