Sunday, July 21, 2013
I've been trying to work through a painter's block, and finally I feel that I've made some progress. (The last painting I worked on was relegated to the "not to be shown" pile--so the fact that I'm posting this one is progress!) I'm not sure why painter's block happens to me occasionally, but when it does, it's frustrating. I feel that nothing I'm working on is looking the way I want it to look, and I lose enthusiasm for what I'm doing. I think so much of painting, for me anyway, is dependent upon getting in the "zone" --that place where the work flows easily and all else (stresses, worries, non-art related thoughts) are quieted. It's pretty much impossible to find that zone when I'm dealing with a block. I'm really hopeful this will be the end of it, for now, anyway.