The sketchy and inconsistent blog of Bethie Engstrom...

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ivy and Nala

Project for a friend! Unfortunately I'm the type of person that gets hung up on little things and trends to forget about my 'first love', watercolors. With a brush in my hand, the window open to the surprisingly warm Seattle weather, and all my mix mediums in front of me, I was so relaxed and ''in my element''. I haven't felt that way in a long time, it seems to always be tense when I 'get down' to work on drawing. Do you ever feel like you take more self-doubt or crap from yourself more than anything else? I feel like I'm my biggest ball and chain. And critic. Oh the life of working alone. ;)

What's your worst 'enemy in the studio?

And what helps you?
Let's share because we are a community of fellow artist of all different backgrounds and styles. We can take advantage of it!





Much love and blessings!
-Bethie

3 comments:

Alexandra said...

Bethie, this is absolutely FABULOUS! Oh my gosh. You're an amazing painter. Absolutely amazing! :) Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Kevin Marsh said...

Hello Bethie,

My wife is my harshest critique.
Love her to bits though! :-)

Kevin Marsh said...

I forgot to say;

Classical music helps to get me into an artistic frame of mind.