I’m currently teaching a workshop in Mexico.
There are people from all over the world here,
a wonderful mix of creative people, all sharing our
approaches to art making and learning from one
another. This is always one of my favorite things
when it comes to teaching.
A recurring theme at this workshop is getting
out of your comfort zone. Pushing ourselves to
make marks and use colors that we normally don’t
is crucial to growing as an artist, but getting there
can be a little tricky at first.
Watch the video and see what I mean
Without inviting the new and unknown into our
work, we do not provide an opportunity for spontaneity.
This component is necessary for creating strong,
authentic art and though the road getting there can
often be bumpy, it is totally worth the journey.
Leave a comment here and let me know what you think!
When you work, do you find yourself on the more controlled
side of things or more loose, or perhaps somewhere in
between? I would love to know.
In gratitude, Nicholas