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David Limrite-Artist, Coach, Mentor, Teacher

"What you should look for in a painting is the sense of something behind the work, a sense of authority and conviction."

~Robert Rauschenberg


No, I don't mean "get outta here" or "go away". {Smile} I mean get lost in the making of your work. Quiet the voices in your head and the negative self-talk and the doubts and fears. Take a deep breath (and exhale) and experience getting lost in your work.

Get lost in the process. Become totally engrossed.

It's not always about the finished thing. What you create is not necessarily the objective.

Watch what happens when one color runs into another.

React to what you are doing and seeing as you create your work. Get lost in the search to find the right line,  color, value, shape or texture. Be involved in the process every step of the way. Make a mark, react, and respond. Make one brushstroke at a time. Make one decision at a time. Engage in the activity. Let the painting unfold over time.

You must do everything you can to make your painting work.

Put in the time. Be patient. Wait. Watch.

Get lost.