There is a real story to tell–about where I was as an artist BEFORE I came to Truchas and AFTER Truchas. It is a story of fences and horses and grasses and how they changed me.
You see her question took me back to my beginnings here, and the profound, deep effect Truchas, New Mexico has had on my painting. And I realized there is a story…
I was able to spend some more time in the studio, although other life issues continue to pull at me. But I do see the time approaching when regular days in the studio will once again be a part of my life. Can’t wait!
Abject terror, rigid doubts that would not let go, intense pressure to perform. Fear, almost immobilizing fear. These were my emotions today as I started to paint again after roughly two months of not painting.
I’ve known that some new series was germinating in me, across the long months of the winter when I was lying dormant, writing but not painting. I have been “working” on a new series of canyon paintings.
Ten tips that you can print out and hang somewhere that will help you become a better artist. Do it now! What are you waiting for?
I haven’t been painting. For months and months. I feared I might never paint again, truth be told. But my good friend, Kim, saw me through this crisis by giving me the same advice I would naturally give to any of you: even when I’m not painting, I’m painting.