08 April 2010
Been there, done that.
I've been looking for some inspiration lately. Sketching a lot, and working on some paintings for family to keep my creativity and mind working. While hiking in California, I fell in love with rock formations. Fellow blogger, at Big Bang Studio's, has talked about them before and now I truly appreciate what she means. I've seen them before but never in abundance and wow, the color and patterns are so cool.
I took a ton of pictures and all through the hike I imagined large juicy oil paintings and wet watercolors of these compositions. But by the end of the trail all I kept thinking is that so many artist have done this before me, so many way more talented artists. I wonder does anyone else do this to themselves? The common sense part of me realizes that this is silly, that I bring myself to my art and that makes it different. But, it seems easy to talk myself out of this. I always feel like I need to find something new or reinvent. When all I need to do it be true to my own creativity, and explorations.
I'm going to tackle one painting and go from there!