I thought I’d start a thread about working in many media.
Just a lighthearted chat thread, I don’t have a question to ask or anything like that.
For about the past 8 years or so I’ve been painting in oils. But around March, at the beginning of lockdown, I stopped painting. I lost the motivation entirely. We are in New York so it was pretty scary for a while.
But now I have found motivation again, but I’ve been playing around with other media.
To start, I really got into linocut printing, probably because I was cutting simple shapes and I found the simplicity strangely freeing and theraputic, with no pressure. I could cut a few shapes while watching TV in the evening.
Then I started playing around with watercolors… Then acrylics.
I’m full of ideas and motivation again and I might even start painting in oils again… but the range of media is taking over the house.
AND I’ve been teaching my two daughters to sew.
Seriously guys, I have paint tubes, canvasses, gesso, lino, fabric, cutting knives, brushes everywhere. You name it, I think I could open my own art store.
It’s nice problem to have and I feel fortunate to have it.
Anyone else trying out new things?