Welcome to my “Messy Middle” Blog

Welcome to my website and my first blog post! As of January 2023, I decided to take a leap of faith and finally become a full-time artist. I’m excited to go on this journey, and I’m glad you are here with me too. Right now I’m painting in oils, and absolutely love it. When I’m home I work on at least 3 or 4 paintings at a time, as the drying time is long and done overnight. When I travel, I take a lot of photos and I come home to paint many of them. If you want to see my photography, you can check it out here.

One of the things that stopped me from doing my passion full time before, was the intense experience I was having with the artistic process. The messy middle refers to the fact that every painting I ever do, goes through a period of looking absolutely terrible! It’s a tough place to be as an artist, because thats when the doubt creeps in and all the negativity in my mind starts to surface. “Is this even worth doing??” If I stay the course with the painting, I usually get through it and decide YES, this is worth doing! Even the bad paintings are worth doing too. As I’m older and hopefully wiser, I can get through the artistic process with a lot less resistance. I’ll be blogging more about this as I go, as I know this going to be a regular check in for my mind management.

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