I’ve been going through my painting equipment lately.
Selling what I don’t use, to be able to spend more time with what I enjoy most.
I knew there was a lot of stuff in the first category, but I have to say that I was amazed.
I had loads of brushes, now I have about 15.
And that’s brushes for both watercolour, acrylic and oil.
I had loads of palette knives, now I have about five.
And I had piles of tutorial books I’ve never taken the time to read.
Now someone else gets to.
And so it went on.
Pens, pencils, markers, paint tubes, sketch books, watercolour travel kits.
It simply towered up.
And the funny thing is, I haven’t missed any of it for a second.
Quite the contrary.
I have more room in my shelfs now, and more time to spend.
And thereby more peace of mind.
I’ve also deleted my Instagram account, as it was a pure source of stress for me.
I hate algorythms.
And I like likes more than I want to.
And I did definitely give a like for a like, without it being a conscious choice.
I had complete control over how many followers I had.
And over how many likes I expected on each post.
The constant craving for confirmation is something I need to work on.
Or, rather, something I need to not work on at all.
Anyway, got sidetracked there for a bit…
The great thing about letting all of that stuff go, is that I found a few things I’d forgotten that I had.
One of them was my old fan brush.
I’ve always used my fan brushes with oil paint, but now wanted to try them out on watercolour as well.
And, I ended up getting a bit too excited…
One tree led to another.
And soon there were four.
Branches all over the place.
And then some bushes as well.
So there’s not much scenic view left in this painting.
Just a lot of fun.
And I am very much looking forward to spending more time with my fan brush.