After my recent Blockbuster Movie Trailer for these new lessons was published on my Facebook page some of my friends thought that I was going too far. After all this is a painting lesson not a movie production! Yes - true! But I wanted to show them that loose, fresh and spontaneous painting is so much fun. And that is the point. Painting is meant to be fun too.
So when you you want to let go and paint fast and free - do so! And here is how you can get a preview and a special offer.
Nervous? Yes I certainly was before taking part in my first podcast interview. To be expected when trying something new. But once the interview kicked off it was a lot of fun. Before I knew it it was over and I have a new respect for the old fashioned interview. Maybe I will host a few of these with artists? Anyway you can listen to the podcast below and read the transcript if you prefer.
This years National Arts Festival had a last minute reprieve after the Lotto apparently fell short with funding. The provincial government came through with the necessary R12 million boost to help the show go on. In a previous article I had a little rant about the arts being taken for granted. And then this close call added to the Winter chill. Fortunately it all worked out in the end. Grahamstown received its annual economic windfall, visitors had much to see and artists had a wonderful showcase for their talents.
See the video below for a quick slideshow.
What does it take to succeed as an artist? Do you have the talent? Is there more than talent required? The title points to core issue many creatives focus on. But it is the wrong approach. Instead the true issues are not confronted and success remains elusive. In this article I want to confront what is important. And if talent is not the issue what is?
There are times when rejection is fine. Rejection for a "certain death"mission behind enemy lines for instance? That could be a plus if old age is one of your life goals. But there are precious few times in life when the memory of rejection will bring a smile to your face. Artists will relate. But what if we look at rejection from another perspective? Rejection can help the artist. Here's why.