Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Blank Canvas...Im STUCK~

"I'm stuck, a blank canvas glowing, staring back. I want to paint, but ..so many ideas, which one? This is the longest time for not painting. It hurts. In the past, Ive had the occasional period of the big bad blank canvas, but this is strange to have it last so long. Last Sunday at the gallery I spoke to several artists, and they all said, let it pass, no worries, change medium, go for a walk, look at other artists work, etc..all kind and helpful. But here I'm...staring at the computer. mmmm..... "

Some quotes:

You do not know how paralysing that staring of a blank canvas is; it says to the painter, You can't do anything ... Many painters are afraid of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the really passionate painter who is daring -- and who has. VINCENT VAN GOGH

"You can think of creativity as a conversation between what we're trying to figure out and the media we are using."

"Each of us can be compared to an artist's unfinished canvas, a work in progress, a potential masterpiece in the making. Yet no masterpiece, or person, is ever quite finished. There seems to always be another stroke of paint for the artist to add, if he really thinks about it long enough. Thus, it is up to each individual to spend some time each day adding or reversing paint strokes onto his or her personal canvas in order to improve on the total picture. Simply put, it's up to each of us how we view ourselves.. "
Author: Phylameana lila Desy

"An empty canvas is a living wonder,far lovelier than certain pictures." Wassily Kandinsky

CraigKausen "I no longer worry if a painting is about something or not.I am only cncrnd with the expectation, from a flat surface, of an illusion~" W.Scott

Cover Art...."Dog-days and Vengeance Ways" Author: Nick Moran Founder of One Self
Original, #2 pencil, cover art

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