LEARNING TO PAINT
A blast from the past. This piece is about 3 years old, but it still is one of my favorites and continues to inspire me to this day. I am so pleased that I was able to create something so emotional and expressive.
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”
Annie Dillard, writer
You learn how to make your work by making your work.
Writers say that if you want to be a writer, write!
Thinking about painting is not going to make you a painter.
Reading about painting is not going to make you a painter.
Looking at art books is not going to make you a painter.
Taking classes can help, however, the only way I know how to learn to paint, is to paint.
If you want to be a painter, paint!
Learning how to paint can be incredibly difficult. On so many different fronts.
So, accept the realities of creating and create anyway, and often.