When faced with a complicated scene jam packed with details you have a few choices. Paint all the details, panic or try and suggest the details. If you have many weeks and lots of patience you may choose option one. If you have no idea and limited time - option two then. However, I prefer the last option and that is also the subject on my next Loose Painting lesson.
Do you reach the middle of the year and wonder what happened in the past six months? It can be a shock to discover that your resolutions are lying in shreds or have been forgotten. What about the plans you had to start new creative projects when you retired? Surprisingly, those plans have fallen away even though you have reached retirement. Or you have more time now that the children have gone to university? What is holding you back?
Don’t worry. This is normal, but there are easy ways to get yourself back on track.
Do you remember watching the the movie The Last Samurai? In one of the early scenes the samurai leader, Lord Katsumto, utters a now famous quote about living an honorable life.
This marvelous quote sets the samurai up for a series of tragic events - that I will not reveal here. Just in case you still want to see the movie. But the samurai learns something about life's true values. It is a profound moment.
What is the quote and how does this relate to an artist's life? Read on.
At long last my podcast has been launched. An Artist's Journey is about the trials and successes of an artist's life. The intention is to include interviews with artists, galleries, entrepreneurs and people in the art business who can provide helpful insights.
You can find the show on iTunes, Stitcher and on Soundcloud. Please join in and subscribe for weekly episodes.
If you are interested in joining me for an interview or have ideas for future shows please drop me a message. No guarantees, but I will be happy to hear from you.
I hope you enjoy this concept and find a few useful and entertaining shows in the future.
Should artists start a blog? This may seem like a simple question to answer. But there are good reasons why some artists should not blog either. I will get to that too. In this podcast I state the case for artists starting a blog. It can make a BIG difference to an artist's career. Listen to the podcast below or read the transcript.
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