Spring is here and it is a perfect time for a Spring themed painting. I recently visited the lovely village of Bathurst in the Eastern Cape. We stopped by their famous Farmer's Market which is set in a stunning garden filled with flowers, trees and of course the market stalls here and there. I picked a scene to paint which also forms the subject of this month's lesson in my course How to Loosen Up Your Painting.
What is the biggest obstacle to painting freely and joyfully? One would think that painting is a fun activity and we should feel relaxed and happy while creating. You would think this to be self evident. Sadly not. I see too many artists sweating the small stuff. Often this leads to them giving up. They are not being true to themselves. Here's why:
Have you heard of Lord Alan Sugar? Probably if you watched the UK version of The Apprentice. Almost certainly if you live in the UK. I recently completed his autobiography What You See is What You Get and rather surprisingly I loved it. Why was this a surprise?
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In Episode 12 of An Artist's Journey Podcast my special guest is Gavin Van Winsen of Winsen's Canvases. Listen to this episode and find out:
In this podcast episode I want to explore how attitude influences out creative process. How can we get more control over creating positive work when our moods and attitudes are easily influenced? It is not always easy. Especially for artists. You can listen to the episode below. Plus there is a full transcript if you prefer to read.
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