Friday, February 4, 2011

Inspiration is for Amateurs

I woke up this morning to find that I'd forgotten how to paint. My mind was as blank as the canvas. It happens every now and then, and it's always disconcerting. I've spoken to very experienced artists that this happens to, and they say the same thing-- it's always a little freaky. It's like forgetting how to ride a bike or tie your shoelace: you look at the brush and think, "What do I DO with this?!"

To punish my mind for its betrayal, I'm starting on the largest painting I've ever done-- a 30x48 inch canvas. I've already made some massive and dark paint marks on it... we'll see who wins, me or my mind!

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