Making it Write

Write to yourself about why you paint.  Everyone wants an “artist’s statement” these days — I haven’t the foggiest idea why but evidently they just do.  Apply for anything and it asks you for an “artist’s statement” so apparently they are hot commodities!

As for me I say, “sit right down and write yourself a letter, and make believe it came from you.”  Tell yourself why you do what you do.  The left brain can explain the whole business to the right.  Those guys should stay in touch more — you know.  In fact, if you want to get really fancy, send yourself a Hallmark card — with the explanation, why you paint, all that.

What are you trying to achieve?  What do you want from your work? 

What I wanted above is to paint pomegranates. And then “I’ll be glad I got ’em.”

Hit it, Nat!

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Winter break painting

Decided that yesterday’s idea was working out pretty well, so I’m doing small things while the child is having holidays from school.  Sneak in a little painting here and there and make progress by inches!

I painted these apples by lamp light while the child snoozed….

Pome and pomme

A restless child is home from school.  Some of us may want to paint, but others of us want to play and want constant noise and stimulation, making the painting part of one’s holiday difficult to achieve.  But a painter can play too.  So I made my little quick painting of the apple and its friend in acrylic.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.  And when school resumes, work resumes.