Nothing Lasts Forever
How did everyone whether the total eclipse? We had cloud coverage, so sadly it was uneventful here. Well except for when I became so distracted, no wait, I mean focused, that i dunked my paintbrush into the coffee. That’s pretty good though, because last time it was wine!
Was busy in the studio
Have been working on several pieces at a time this past week… Some were experiments gone horribly wrong and others that pushed me in new directions. Lately I’m all about getting out of my comfort zone and getting away from that critical voice in my head that says “you’re not supposed to do that” or “that’s frowned upon”, or “that’s not what they taught us in school”.
So my mission of late, is to un-learn and not listen to convention. Another thing that I’ve been drawn too lately is mark-making. SOOOOooooo abstract, but damn it is fun… And these days I can use all the fun I can get because the news is utterly depressing.
They say the only thing constant in life is change and that resonates with me, especially these days… Maybe that’s how this painting came about?
Peek into the studio
Yeah, I know this is a discombobulated post, but if you take nothing else away from this – just paint what you feel and don’t listen to what you’ve always been told.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;
the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man” – George Bernard Shaw
And lastly one of the best lines I’ve ever heard with regard to working in the art studio, “work twice as hard and worry half as much!”
Hugs and cheers – Prost!