Thursday, September 21, 2006
acrylic on panel
Artists are often intimidated by fears of rejection. From an early age, artists are taught that art is just for fun but not to be taken seriously as an adult career. This series of paintings about studio doors adresses those difficulties we all must overcome in our career as artists.
My advice is to paint for the joy of it.
I no longer worry about whether the painting will be well received by others. I no longer worry about other painters who are better than me because there will always be painters better than me. I don't worry about rejections either. Yes, they are painful. I always give myself one day to wallow in self pity and then I put it away and move on to the next project.
Paint on, because you never know what opportunity will arise if you are ready for it.