Of course the truth is very different. No-one just picked up a brush and painted amazing pictures straight away – well, maybe Picasso did, but very few others.
“Getting good is hard work; there is a reason why the work ‘painting’ starts with ‘pain’” Clint Watson
Art can be practised at different levels of course. Used as therapy it can be revealing and helpful in releasing buried emotions. As a hobby or pastime it’s a great way to fill time and to socialise, but ambition often creeps in and the amateur artist starts to improve by putting more thought and time into their work.
Some have an inborn gift for drawing, or seeing, as I have said before. They are obviously more inclined to be creative. Others can learn to see and enjoy being creative too, if they want to, but we all need to put the work in to learn the different aspects of making a good picture, such as composition, tone, design, perspective, colour etc.When it starts to come together though, when we feel we have made some progress, what a source of joy that is!
“You should keep on painting no matter how difficult it is....... unless it kills you, and then you know you have gone too far” Alice Neel
Palazzo de Piro, Mdina
As the title suggests, this exhibition shows my work with many different genres of music and dance, plus my recent landscapes
The exhibition is open every day and evening, including Sundays until the end of August.