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Risk in Art. The Comfort Zone.

Fall Tree - available
Fall Tree - available

There's an art piece I labored over posting but that piece got the strongest reaction and 'sold' very quickly. The reason sold is in quotes is explained in a separate entry.

When I looked at the piece I liked it, a lot. I like the texture in the turquoise, I like the way the colors at the bottom came together. I like that painting, but I didn't think others would. I questioned my abilities because I was viewing other blogs and felt so inferior. I posted it though, and I was surprised by the response both public and through email.

I don't know if I'll be the type of artist that puts her work on the net with full confidence, but I will keep taking risks in my art, keep trying new things and keep to the styles and media that I am most comfortable with. I can risk and keep my comfort zone. There's nothing wrong with a comfort zone, it's not a bad thing to be comfortable.

My 'go to' sketches and paintings are those of single trees. When I need to relax or I'm relaxed I start sketching bare trees with different amounts of branches and off shoots. This piece here called "Fall Trees" combines comfort zone and risk taking. The risk is that I put leaves on the tree and that I combined colored wax with acrylic. I used bolder strokes in some areas and dabbed paint in others. No, it's not my usual, but sometimes it's worth it to step outside your comfort zone and try something new...or combine your comfort with a little risk.

Art Title: Fall Tree
Art by: Faith Magdalene Austin
Medium: Colored Was, Acrylic, cardstock,
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 on white 98lb sketchbook paper
Finish: signed on the back, sealed, unmounted
Style: Modern, Abstract original art

All art is available through PayPal or in my Etsy shop.

Thank you for visiting today,
Faith

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