Challenge :: Défi

Last year someone asked me to paint their house for a commission… and I have waited until today to start working on it. Why did it take me so long to start? Is it because I did not feel ready? Did not feel up to it? Or simply that I was not capable of doing it? It is one thing to paint whatever our heart desires on a weekly basis, but when someone asks us to paint a “specific” theme, or a house, it is quite daunting. However, I am constantly pushing myself to discover new ways of painting, drawing… there are so many things out there that I still have not painted! So I should be seeing this as a very welcome challenge -). At the same time I am extremely excited to start working on it… and I am scared shitless too. So weird. So this is my plan… to paint it until I am satisfied with the result. I am posting this painting as it is a rough sketch, and I will not be posting the final one. I am also very thankful that this is just a rough one, as this painting needs my “beloved” ink lines… I am pretty sure of that. Let me know what you think… With ink line or without?

Il y a plus d’un an qu’une amie m’a demandée de peindre sa maison pour une commission. J’ai attendu jusqu’à aujourd’hui pour commencer… pourquoi est-ce que j’ai pris tant de temps? Est-ce que c’est à cause que je ne me sentais pas prête? Tout probablement… et je suis très excitée par ce project. Ceci est un croquis très préliminaire… je vais en faire jusqu’à temps que je suis satisfaite… et ensuite je la ferai sur un grand papier aquarelle. Je suis pas mal sûre que je devrais faire cette maison avec mes lignes à l’encre plus aquarelle… qu’est-ce que vous en pensez? Avec ligne ou sans ligne?

Moleskine Watercolour Sketchbook 5″ x 8″