I am a painter.
This is a fact that have become very obvious as I continue my education in college. I like to paint detail work and mixing colors is way more enjoyable then it probably should be for me. I can say with out a doubt that pealing away painters tap after finishing a painting is one of the most satisfying feelings. Some of my work has even been displayed in galleries. But here is the thing about being a painter, it takes a lot of work.
You have to have the patience to be able to sit in front of the same image, sometimes for weeks on end, and finish it no matter how annoyed or uninterested in it you may become. Painting also requires being able to mix and match colors. To know which brushed to use, what technique will work for making that one shadow that’s off, what size surface will you be painting on, how much longer can you keep using that one tube of paint before it runs out, and how much food money can you spare this week to go get new paints?
I know that other artists have some of the same thoughts when it comes to there own art lives and I know that not all painters go through what I do. Painting is the best way that for me to be able to express what I need. It gives me a chance to mess with colors and it makes me happy. I might be messy with my painting at times, but at least I know who I am and I’m having fun with what I can do.