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!


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.