Do you ever give up trying to resolve a painting? First, it can seem like nothing will work. Then, finally, you get to the point that you want to give up. I experience this all the time. What’s surprising is what can happen next. At the point of giving up and letting go, I can often look at the work and see it in a new way. Choices and solutions suddenly reveal themselves when I’m not even trying!
Let me explain.
Finding your way as you go applies to life as well. Those moments when we don’t know are when some of the best possibilities present themselves. Those are the clues to follow, knowing that the path to your best art and life will be as unique as you are!
What has letting go given way to in your art and life?
Let me know in the comments.
This week’s Art2Life Podcast features a conversation with the late landscape painter, Russell Chatham. Russell was the poster child for someone who found his way as he went! His story is extraordinary, and his art is drop-dead gorgeous. This conversation might get your wheels turning about how to bring more to your art and life. I hope you’ll join me and share it with a friend that might find it helpful!
Have a wonderful Sunday!
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the founder of Art2Life.
With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.