Insist on the beauty of form and color to be obtained from the composition of the largest masses, the four … Continue Reading Insist on the Beauty of Form
The success of any creative effort depends on your expectations and how ready you are to do what you want to do. What are your expectations for yourself? For the outcome of your effort? How prepared are you to meet … Continue Reading Ready, Set, Go…Well, Maybe
Yes! If you feel desire (and we all do), you are a creative person. We tend to confuse “creative” and … Continue Reading Are you creative?
Don’t try to paint good landscapes. Try to paint canvases that will show how interesting landscapes look to you — your pleasure in the thing. ~ Robert Henri in The Art Spirit When I passed by this Wisconsin farmstead on a … Continue Reading Fields and Clouds
I read two articles today about being “authentic.” The author of one article, a psychologist, said people misunderstand what it means to be authentic. She believes we begin life as a blank slate and create, or author, ourselves. She bolsters her … Continue Reading Be Yourself