In writing, we call it ‘writer’s block’ and the same thing can happen for an artist. You’re just not feeling inspired to work or create. Sometimes it’s a lack of ‘what next’ once you finish a project. There are many ways to get inspiration.
In anything where there is creativity involved, we can sometimes feel stressed or forced to ‘produce’. This can be painting, writing, even producing results at work where there is a creative aspect to your job, such as in advertising or marketing. I may not have all the answers, but I’ve got a few ideas for you which I have personally found very effective and have worked well for me in a few areas.
At some point in any of my chats with fellow artists and followers, I get asked whether I prefer to do plein air painting or inside the studio. A silent argument between the two has been lingering on some people’s minds. So let me address that continuing concern here in my blog to give you access about which of the two should be weighed better or does one really matter over the other?
A series of painting might seem strange to some. It brings varied thoughts to both artists and spectators. The negative (or positive), if your focus is to sell pieces, is that if a large group does not like the subject, all may be dismissed. But likewise, if the subject is popular, then you are offering many options of that popular subject.
Everyone is on the bandwagon when it comes to balance – and why not? We all want to do well at work or in our business, plus have a social life, recreation and time with family. We need to learn studio time as well. Finding balance isn’t always such an easy task.
A debate on whether to frame or not to frame paintings has been going on for quite some time now. While most enthusiasts perceive that frames make paintings look more professional and finished and increase their value, others doubt and say they are not always the best option.
It is not a secret how art can pull a space together. Even though there is complexity in its manner of display, having even a single form of art in any space can completely transform a room into a liberty of expression and style. Paintings, sculptures, wall art and any other form of art do not simply stand as a piece of ornament. It is a thing that portrays an element of the owner or an idea to promote a sense of taste and profundity.