Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Don't Think!

Beautiful narcissi coming to life in watercolour

We think too much. And we worry too much.

We worry our results won't be as we wanted them to be.
We think about the outcome far more than the pleasure of the creative journey.

Everyone is in so much of a rush to " get there" when they don't even know where "there " is.

Do you worry about what you are going to paint?
Do you worry about whether or not you are going to get a great result when you first pick up your brush?

All these negatives can flow into your work.  It is far better to simply enjoy colour flowing across paper, feeling the passion  for painting coming alive each time you move your brushes. This leads to making you a far better artist, eventually, because you love what you are doing.

Have a few scraps of paper daily to just have fun with, to bring out the inner child within you. Randomly place your favourite colours on the paper then from there, later move to painting something a little more serious.

Do make time to actually LOVE painting!

It is so much fun when you do!



Kellie Chasse said...

Wonderful thoughts and so true!

Debbie Nolan said...

Jean - wonderful advice and I am going to do as you suggest and just have fun with putting the paint on paper. Of course you do it so well. Thanks for always being so enthusiastic and inspiring.

Anonymous said...

This is so true! We take things way too seriously sometimes, don't we?