From time to time my painting goes through periods where I just feel stuck...same old subjects, no real inspiration driving my work. It's hard to get going again when i go through periods like that. So June went by and I didn't work on any larger paintings at all...just fiddled around painting the minis , which is fun, but can also be a diversion in a way. Chatting with an artist friend about this, we agreed that the best way to beat it is to stop procrastinating, and just begin painting. Sometimes easier said than done. But yesterday morning, I did just that, stopped procrastinating and began... it feels good, so we'll see where it goes from here.
I read a quote by Jasper Johns recently. It goes something like this: " to be an artist you have to be willing to give up everything; especially the desire to be a good artist".