LOVE WHAT YOU CREATE
Exploring collage along with my continued abstract figure experiments. “Untitled”, mixed media on wood, 10”x 8”, ©2017 David Limrite
“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love What You Create
I talk a lot about process. Love the process. Focus on the process. Process not product, etc. I talk about process a lot because, for me, that is the most satisfying, intriguing and interesting aspect of creating. For me, it is all about the doing, the activity and the making. When I focus on process, the finished products are always better.
Having said that, I do think it is important to love the things that you create. I love my work. Oh, not every single piece, of course. Creating includes a great deal of failure and missteps. But I am genuinely proud of what I create.
I love my ideas and concepts, my subject matter, my techniques, my style, my processes and what I am trying to communicate.
No, I don't love every single piece I create. Far from it. But overall, I love my creativity. And I am proud of my accomplishments.
And even though process is number one with me, I genuinely love what I create.
OIL PAINT STICK BOOTCAMP:
DRAWING AND PAINTING THE FIGURE AND PORTRAIT
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA | June 2 - 4 | + CLICK FOR MORE INFO
In this workshop, we will explore basic techniques and unleash the power of oil paint sticks as we work from the figure and portrait. Students will discover paint sticks’ versatile, direct, immediate, and expressive potential. There are a wide range of techniques to explore such as drawing, painting, blending, washes, wiping, scraping, and scratching back into and alla prima to name just a few. We will also work on... + CLICK FOR MORE INFO