I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions — tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on — and the fact that lots of people break down and cry when confronted with my pictures shows that I communicate those basic human emotions… The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them. And if you, as you say, are moved only by their color relationships, then you miss the point!
Have you ever had a strong emotional experience when viewing a work by Rothko?
I’ve experienced this.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.
I’m So Excited! Just looked at my schedule today and I will have time to paint!! Post some progress soon! :D
Studio Status Update :)
Hello Everyone! Thank you so much for liking my page and following me. Allow me to fill you in on what’s been going on in my studio world. My winter studio space has moved down to my lovely, well ventilated “cave” which is actually better for me since it’s easier for me to check in on my in progress paintings. (they are staring at me to give them some love) I’ve had some scheduling changes since I’ve acquired an evening job at a local, well loved restaurant. (apparently many people are jealous of my opportunity to be able to work there ;) ) I have to say I’m getting some beautiful food inspirations daily. This is also wonderful for me to be able to afford the supplies I’ll need to keep doing what I’m doing. I think about painting everyday and I’m shifting my week to allow a full day to nothing but that. In between the outreach work I do at Incline Gallery, the on-call installation work I do at Hosfelt Gallery, the pet sitting gigs that I love and now this wonderful opportunity at the restaurant, I’m up for some serious time management practice. I’ll do it if it’s what it takes though. Your support is always a motivation for me to keep pursuing my dream. With all of my heart I thank you and I say have lovely dreams. Good night.
"how to feel miserable as an artist" by paul arden.
IMPORTANT FOR ALL ARTISTS (or just kind of humans in general) <3 <3 <3
Need to post this on my wall. maybe frame it…
Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.
Oatmeal blob started before I’m getting pulled away again. Slowly but surely & with lots of patience. :)
It’s been a busy year so far. Had short time to strawberry away for a bit. Will try to continue until I get pulled away. Keep on painting! :)