This digital painting was made without the following thoughts in mind.
But when I looked at it afterwards, I felt that it resonated with them.
And the thought is, more precisely, how good it is to have taken a step back.
A step to where I actually belong at the moment.
A lot of fleeting words there, so let me be a bit clearer.
As I wrote a couple of posts back, I recently decided to delete my Instagram account.
I also decided to sell a lot of equipment, paint tubes and tutorial books that I’ve never used, to be able to spend more time with what I actually use.
And, lastly, I severely scaled-down my site shop, to just a few paintings.
After doing all this, getting more time to actually think and reflect on my way forward, I’ve realized a few things.
I’ve found that the freedom of not trying to sell anything, or please everyone, is just what I need right now.
I’ve been way to occupied trying to paint things I think others will like.
And striving to sell, without being brave enough to actually push my work.
So much time, effort and frustration being spent on the thought of becomming a selling artist.
When the fact is, that I’ve sold one painting in five years.
So, if I sell something in the future, that’s great.
If not, that’s quite alright.
I’m not going to either worry or strive for it anymore.
I’m taking a step back, doing what I want.
I hope you are having a great day, by the way!