Friday, October 17, 2008

I will often get asked if I paint even when I don't feel like it. The answer is YES. I have been painting so much lately and I am feeling a little burnt out, but do any of us really have the luxury of working when we "feel like it". Right now I am painting so much that I can't seem to come up with the next color for the life of me. Persistence is perhaps one of the very most valuable qualities any artist can have. Speaking of... I found these paintings in my storeroom while I was looking for something else. These are over 13 years old. I thought it was interesting to see how much I loved pattern back then. These are both watercolor which is all I painted back then. I am extremely tired and really need to sleep, so don't hold the writing in this entry against me. Was just excited to share these watercolors with you, they are both still lifes I set up.


maurerblog said...

I can't believe that those are 13 years old. You were talented even back then. It is fun to see your different work and see how it has changed over the years.

Jeffrey Hale said...

I hear you on the fact that we have to keep painting even when we don't feel like it or when we are burned out. I really like the short book---"The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield it packs a bunch and is very different then the run of the mill "self-help" art books. It talks about overcoming "resistance" as Pressfield calls it---that shadow that is cast from success---the nemises of creation. It's a great read if you get an hour or two.