Advice to myself

‘The Cry’

Watercolour, ink and coloured pencil on 640gsm Arches.

Before I decided to repaint (and finish) a painting I did in August 2015, while I was in beautiful Norway, I tried to paint a more realistic illustration because I thought it would make me a more legit artist. I tried hard and didn’t enjoy it. Not because I couldn’t do it. I strongly believe that with a lot of practice I could paint pretty much anything I would put my mind to. But the truth I realised, is that I just was not interested in the end result which is why I struggled and didn’t enjoy the practice.

But this wolf is me: illustrative, magical and bright. And this doesn’t make me less of an artist. Now that’s something useful to learn!

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