You may be possessed by your paints, or smitten with your characters, but life goes on.
If you’re struggling to get started on your creative passion, you can start where you left off.
Perfection isn’t what painting is about. It’s about finding your truth, and you can remain committed to that by letting go of art fear.
The desire to make your painting perfect, and the fear of ruining it, will always lead to painting doom. But there are ways to overcome art fear.
As a writer, words are your paint. Here’s a quote from Rhys Alexander to remind you to use all the colors.
Making art is messy for a reason. It’s to remind us that we won’t ever get it just right, or even close to perfect.
“Creativity is Essentially a Lonely Art . . . An Even Lonelier Struggle” – Lou Dorfsman
The loneliest trees are the worthiest of painting, for the order they bring to disorder; for their steady, uncomplaining winter ritual; for their slow, patient growth.
It’s often hard for a painter to know when to quit. I’m facing that question today, with the painting I began yesterday. Is it finished? Is there something more to add? […]
A summer cycling trip through Idaho, approaching the Grand Tetons, led to a beautiful afternoon, and later became inspiration for a painting.
Wine seems to be a favorite of many artists and photographers (whether using it for subject matter, or using it to inspire subject matter). If you read my July 16 […]
Wine seems to be a favorite of many artists and photographers (whether using it for subject matter, or using it to inspire subject matter). So I’ll do a followup to […]
Painters and photographers alike have long been smitten with wine as subject and muse.
As a child, I was either reading, writing or drawing (or some combination thereof), which is what I still mostly do today. In fact, I made a career of combining […]