So last week I bought some flowers and got out the paper, paint, brushes, water. I have to admit I felt pretty lost. One try, two, three. Above is the third, most abstract, result. After finishing I was still so unhappy with it that I added touches of collage. The combination is interesting anyway.
My first two attempts were completed with colored pencils. Also suggestive, but ultimately disappointing.
I feel very comfortable with collage and will try anything without worrying about the results.
But not so (yet? ever?) with drawing and especially painting. When confronted with paper and brush I generally feel anxious and timid.
Fear is a big problem if you want to create. You have to lose yourself for the best work, and fear keeps that ego front and center.
So, back to the drawing board as they say: I will keep trying.