There are some who get very serious about their art and process, (much more talented than I), that may not like my foolhardy approach…but I think there is no limit really to the many different techniques and mediums available today; and why not try them all? And mixed media, yeah, love that too. I recently saw an artist using watercolor, colored pencil, gouache, all on the same piece. Cool!
Moving from medium to medium I realized was hurting my progress a bit because instead of working out a problem in a particular medium, I would move on to the next thing I loved. (And new supplies for new things hurt the pocketbook too!) Painting most recently, and cooking, photography, computer graphics, web site building (before you could find software everywhere to do it for you), ceramics, wood, cement, glass, jewelry, acrylics, oil, drawing, resin, never tried encaustic, always wanted to take a sculpting class! Aaak, see what I mean? I barely scratched the surface in most of them.
And that’s a small partial list and there are so many avenues in each medium, new techniques to try or to discover. Sigh. I could lock myself up in a room and not come out for a year.
BUT, although I think painting has been the most challenging for me, it’s what is fulfilling me and what I will stick with even if I flirt with other things from time to time.
How about you?