Friday, March 7, 2014

An Artists Inspiration!

The Gap The mark of an artist is the ability to take a blank sheet of paper and come up with a creative work.

To tell the difference between artists who have really made the transition to being professionals and those who are still trying to find their feet it is their attitude or inspiration.

Look at any well-established artist and you'll see that they have a system and a set of tools that they have developed - habits of mind and tools which they know from experience can be used to produce art. It's not that you need to give up on inspiration as it can yield amazing and unexpected results but it doesn't arrive on demand.  A technique or art tool can be used more easily when the artist understands what it can do and how.  Between theory and practice our mind must examine what it means to be an artist.

1. Slowly discover, with the sense of freedom life around you - explore through your artists medium

2. As a beginning don't think about finishing - always think about beginning

3. Ignore everyone except your inner voice

4. Work on several paintings simultaneously - paint, paint and paint some more

5. Show yourself on the canvas - have no fear

Put on the 'commercial' hat only after putting down the brush!

Do what pleases and excites you!  Your art will live!
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