Finding my artistic voice, this is going to be a huge part of my 40s… I truly believe this. I’ve always loved art. I’ve always painted and drawn. I love being creative, but I’ve always felt like I have never found my own artistic voice.
Earlier this year, I began learning a new technique. Now, this technique is not new and is actually older than most contemporary artists of this style even realize. None the less, it is new to me. I have spent a few months just understanding the technique, the science behind what I am doing with these paints and chemicals.
When it comes to my creative processes, I’ve lived hard and fast by the guideline to learn the rules before I break them (or bend them, tweak them, etc).
A couple of days ago, it happened. I found my artistic voice. I worked on the above piece over a few days. Now in the past, I may have spent as much time on a painting, or drawing. I may have really liked it, but I would not have called it “fine art”. It’s just a painting. This was the first piece I’ve created in a long time where I feel like it is a real piece of art. Also one that expresses my style.
Not only do I feel confident in finding my voice, but I also find so much joy and satisfaction in being creative at this level. I’m thinking the 40’s are going to be very creative years.