The Garden of Death - Hugo Simberg
I'm trying to paint. I told myself I would do an icon-style painting of Blessed Alberto Marvelli, and I did the drawing and the transfer onto the panel, but I cannot tie myself down to painting something quite so carefully as such a project requires right now. I haven't painted in over a month. Part of my neurosis is that I allow myself to become intimidated after going so long without painting. I lose my focus and can't figure out what to do - and i think everything is worthless. I spiral down from there.
Yesterday I decided to paint something fun instead of something so serious as a saint.
Turns out I'm painting a priest levitating holding his tablet, and maybe a cell phone - just for fun - no studies, no drawings - just an untrained amateur painting without rules.
The art shown here is Finnish, it is a detail from a fresco in a cathedral, by 19th century painter Hugo Simberg.