For the first time since I’ve been participating in the Carver Museum’s 100% fundraiser for its educational programs, I used a lot of 3D material. I knew when I first received those silk tiger lilies that I ‘d repurpose them for this painting.
Since I had my painting breakthrough a few years ago, I’ve shortened the process by looking up the image I want to paint, printing it out, cutting it out, then tracing it on the canvas. With a road map to follow, the canvas has more than a prayer’s chance of turning out the way I want it.
I’m not too proud to admit that I really cannot draw and have very little motivation to get better at drawing, especially since I’m not the world’s best painter either. Yet, I love the painting process far better than I enjoy drawing.
Besides, my overall canvas quality has a chance of being its best when I use my shortcut and allows me to spend the most time on doing what I enjoy. As a matter of fact, I’m even happier that I saved myself time and frustration not drawing freehand since I had to trial and error my way through attaching those flowers far more than I originally thought.
Last time I checked, I had two bids on my painting, which makes me happy that someone found my work bid-worthy and it’ll fetch some money for the Carver’s educational program.