Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sometimes I go on an "art rage." I will start a painting, leave it sitting around for a day or two, and then take up the brush and leave all sense of simplicity behind. I try to compare this to my own personality or world view in that maybe I don't feel that I can express myself or value myself without a lot of detail. That makes life exhausting sometimes but that is where the real adrenaline lies. The excitement of feeling this push to keep adding to a painting. This is a feeling that most artists probably share. I have trouble with patience more than I used to and keeping my lines clean and straight. I fear I am getting old!

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