Not every painting works out. Sometimes what seemed like a great idea becomes my greatest nightmare. The sickening feeling that this is wrong, wrong, wrong. Demoralised I step back. Step away. For a time. Trying not to send myself into an unhelpful place.
Breathe. Ok. I have painted hundreds of paintings. I will not be judged on the success or failure of this single piece. Abandon the idea, not the painting. Pivot. Reinvent. Feeling strangely lighter I return to the canvas, invigorated… determined to crash through or crash… I attack the painting with renewed enthusiasm, like a dog with a bone.
Sometimes when I push on I achieve more than I had ever hoped for, breaking new ground, opening the door to new possibilities. Sometimes it still does not work. Either way, I learn and grow.
Richard Claremont - artist. A peek into my studio. How I think. How I paint. How I run my art business. Bite sized daily chunks of goodness. Just me talking aloud, really. Join me for a chat over a cuppa.
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