Thoughts On Being Creative
This short quote by Matisse optimizes my thoughts on painting and why many artists fail to be original. It's an easy concept to grasp but not so simple when facing a blank canvas. The tendency for many artists is to be conservative by only doing what they know, or what is safe. After all, most adults do not like to fail. But it takes failure to make great art - to create bold & expressive paintings that stand out from the 'safe' crowd.
Try to embrace creativity head-on next time you are at the easel. Be brave and go for it. Failure will happen but if you are consistently painting in a carefree mindset you will create artwork that is fresh & unique.