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Going Back In – Work in Progress

by | May 27, 2021 | The Practice of Art | 0 comments

I love when the weather is good enough to leave the studio window open into the evening. Last night I found myself picking up this piece and contemplating if I could save it. I decided I was taking myself too seriously. Obviously, this is not a case of life and death decisions. Being bold, I grabbed an alizarin crimson colored oil stick and drew this tree on top.

Underneath, is the grid of logging, as seen from Google maps. Here is the post when I started this piece. This is very much a work in progress. It may always be, and that is okay. I decided to have the freedom to fail on this one, which felt great. 

Kristen O’Neill, Work in Progress, Oil on Panel

The freedom to fail is such a gift to give ourselves. What expectations are we hyping up that are getting in the way of what is actually important to us? This week I needed to remind myself to adjust my mindset. 

When in doubt, take a really fluffy dog on a walk somewhere beautiful.
Tom Pearce Park, Grants Pass, May 2021