Saturday, June 28, 2014

Finding You Own Painting Style...

I thought this article today by John P. Weiss a really great read! Deeply resonated with me and I am sure a few others. Click on the link to read the full article.

My pal Jeremy Lipking gets a well deserved mention. Now there's a guy that has found his style and then some! He is deservedly winning every award around this year including the Prix de West and ARC. Catch his upcoming one day workshop July 26th.

65 Red Roses
Palette Knife
22 x 28
By Johanna Spinks

The Problem With Painting Workshops

by John P. Weiss

So here's the deal. Take those workshops, copy those museum masterpieces until you've reached a level of true proficiency. Then stop all that. Pack up your paint box easel and spend some serious time digesting the world around you. Slow down, even when you think you're wasting time. Study, think, experiment, and stop trying to ape someone else. Inside you is a unique voice. It has been whispering in your ear for a long time, waiting for you to blossom. [...] 

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1 comment:

Marian Fortunati said...

Agreed... Loved it when I read it on FASO...
Have you read the book called "Steal Like An Artist" by Austin Kleon. It's written for all creatives... and basically encourages us all to explore and emulate the work that we love of others while in the process of discovering and refining our own inner selves in our work.

Hugs to you, Johanna!