Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Learning to be Spontaneous

I thought having a blog will make me paint and draw more on a regular basis. But procrastination is a habit hard to drop. So, today's post is  'Star Climber' (watercolor, 14x11") -painted a few years ago. I learn something new every time I pick up my brushes to paint. I still vividly remember that I was delighted to discover the power of  'artistic freedom' to change and imagine my own background for the clematis.  I really wish I can instinctively carry over the lessons I learn learn from one session to the next.  

Today I came across a series of short but informative  'artworks' videos on How Stuff Works. The topics range from The Last Supper, Van Gogh to Lava Artists in Hawaii. Watching, studying, and reading about art is both an excuse to postpone my own painting and acquire new ideas and insights. And when I do get to painting, its exciting to try out and uncover my version of those ideas and insights. Happy results though are not always guaranteed!

2 comments:

Kathy Staicer said...

Meera,
Don't be so hard on yourself. Your paintings are wonderful. You are very much an artist who continues on the learning process and shares this with others. We learn in so many ways and it is exciting to do so. Keep up the good work and enjoy the process!

meera said...

Thank you, Kathy, for your support and encouragement. This has been the best thing about blogging -- my new very supportive friends! --I really really appreciate it.

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