WHAT GETS YOU OUT INTO THE STUDIO?
“Untitled”, 12”x 9”, acrylic and charcoal on wood. Love the movement and emotional quality of this one. © 2018 David Limrite
“Art is a drive, a very complex desire and need, urgency and pleasure.”
Mary Frank, Artist
What Gets You Out Into The Studio?
This is a question that I ask all of the artists who participate in my coaching/mentoring program.
What surprises me is that most artists have trouble answering this question.
What this question really wants to know is:
- What are you passionate about when it comes to your creativity?
- What fuels your fire?
- What keeps you returning to that painting in progress on your easel, day after day after day?
It could be subject matter; however, I have found that subject matter alone is not enough to keep me going out to my studio every day. It is usually something else.
Something deeper. Something more meaningful.
I love working with the figure. I have been working with the figure most of my adult creative life. And even though the figure is my subject matter, what really gets my creative juices flowing is PROCESS.
The time spent creating.
I love everything about drawing and painting. Even when it is not going well. Which is a lot of the time.
But it goes even deeper than that for me.
It brings me to life and makes me happy. It makes me feel alive and ageless. It allows me to feel both calm and powerful at the same time. It allows me to be myself. It allows me to feel at home in the world.
The journey is the reward.
What gets you out into the studio?
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