I’ve been thinking about my artistic abilities as I am getting my paints out and ready to engage with three canvases at one time. I don’t think of myself as being creative enough at times, especially when it comes to painting— I want to get better at it. But it’s not about my technique, or my ability to mix colors that I’m talking about...it’s about putting down on canvas what I find interesting, creative and exciting. I love the feeling of waking up and looking forward to getting back to the canvas to try something, a new idea etc.
Painting is this: You begin with an idea, you put paint on the canvas, and then you have this weird relationship with the piece of work you call your art until you both come to an agreement that it is finished. The creative process is rather mysterious and I love it.
To be more creative, to be excited, to be surprised. ~Maria