A learner and an artist wanna be.
Chinese painting, fishes
art, drawing, ink, nature, painting, sumi-e, watercolor, watercolour
July 30, 2014 at 18:17
August 30, 2014 at 20:40
I thought that I would levee a comment on this one for all of them. They are all so beautiful! You have some many wonderful pieces. I would ask to were you get all of your inspiration from. Dose it come from walks in the park or something like that. To keep the drive alive for as long as you’ve had this blog is impressive. On my end I find that the blog drives me just a little bit to much and that I’m starting to falter now and then just a little just after two years. Staying with it and being focused on the task of performing day in and day out sometimes feels like a Burdon. I would also ask to how you have combated this and stay true to your self with out the feeling of it (THE BLOG) taking you over and controlling your life if it dose at all to you. Anyway, thank you for stopping in every now and then on my end. love your works and I’ll have to pick-up were I left off soon. Take care, Michael 🙂
August 30, 2014 at 22:26
Hi Michael, thank you for your comment. I know it is very difficult to post a painting a day consistently for years. To get the inspiration, I usually read a lot of books, magazine, internet, newspapers etc and of course read and learn from many great artists’ work too. Chinese painting is learnt from rote. Students have to keep doing the same thing repeatedly until we know it by heart. To achieve that I use blog as a medium to record my progress and keep me going. Often, I too would feel frustrated and deflated when life catches up with me, But if you keep doing it, over the time it will get easier as you are accustomed to your routine. Things that I want to paint will usually come naturally.
To tell you the truth, as recent as few days ago I too feel my paintings have become very stagnant. No new things to attract me so much like the first time. I ran out of new ideas to paint. The spark is not there anymore. I know that I still have a lot to learn. My paintings still need a lot to improve. So I might as well stay focus and concentrate on what I want instead of feeling deflated. Tackling the problem of lack of focus, I guess you should learn to really love what you do then other things would become irrelevant. Good luck.
August 30, 2014 at 23:04
Thank you for that, I’ll definitely take it under consideration.
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