Sunday, April 11, 2010
On Painter's Block
However the desire is not the problem; I've been reading through articles posted by other artists who face a dormant period and 'tips' on how to get started again. One quotation in an article stands out.....on Art and Fear..."What separates artists from ex-artists is that those who challenge their fears continue; those who don't quit". Mulling over this quote I find that indeed I have been afraid to start again, and I do so loathe being called a quitter....so back to business!
A 'tip' for me to get started again is to resurrect what I considered to be a 'bad' painting. I've put it on the easel and will begin by trying to retrieve the original vision I had for this canvas and see where my paint brush leads me.
Wish me luck!