I’ve been in a bit of a ‘painting funk’ for a while, lacking the motivation to do any painting for no apparent reason. I just don’t feel like it. This happens from time to time, and I find the best strategy is not to force it, and after a while the urge to paint tends to reappear when it’s ready.
In the meantime, I’ve found myself more drawn to sketching, and specifically I’ve started experimenting more with pen and ink, and a bit of watercolour.
Here’s a selection of recent pages from one of my sketchbooks:
I’m not sure if this is just a temporary phase until I’m called back to oil painting, but at the moment I’m really enjoying the freedom of it. Let me know what you think, would you like to see more of these?