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Why Paint?

Progress photo of "Interrelated" by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6"w x 12"h; (c) Amy Guidry 2015
Progress photo of “Interrelated” by Amy Guidry; Acrylic on canvas; 6″w x 12″h; (c) Amy Guidry 2015

I like to paint.  There was a time when I was scared to paint, thinking I wouldn’t be any good at it.  I was used to drawing and liked the precision and control I had with it.  Paint seemed messy and unforgiving.  I can’t pinpoint exactly when I began to like painting.  I think gradually I just learned to be less critical of my results thus allowing me more opportunity to work with paint.  I like the tactile process of painting.  I like filling in each square inch of a canvas, transforming it from a white blank space into a story.  I like the toothy texture of the canvas.  I like the look of the paint as it spreads across and fills in each crevice.  I like the challenge of it even though it can be daunting.  I just really like to paint.



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