Sometimes it takes more than one try to get a thing right.
Improvement is tough to quantify, but recently I discovered the urge to give it a go.
Whether it's a recipe or a painting, something can be gained through repetition.
That's a long way of saying that I am about to repeat a series I did more than twenty years ago. (A lot more). But it's been on my mind, this painting, and I've spent a few months gathering the tools to do the series, and I think it's a good thing to do as Spring is rolling in.
Today I'm going to post the painting that launched my thesis series back in college.
Don't ask the year, it only sets me off on a "where did the time go?" thing that slows me down.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this, the first painting that made me feel like a painter.
I'm often asked about motivation: how do you find it, where does it disappear to?
My answer is always the same: stop looking and/or waiting for it, just show up.
Physically take yourself to the place where you create, go through the mechanics, and don't think too much... motivation and inspiration will find you. As an artist, it's what gets me out of bed every morning. It's the possibility that something good and unexpected will happen on the easel.
That, and coffee.
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