Still life

I finished the glasses I was working on. It’s a bit disappointing because it’s lacking personality…


I still have a long way to go if I want to get rid of this tendency of mine to be performing where I should just let things run freely and spontaneously.

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3 thoughts on “Still life

  1. I disagree… I see much personality. The red vs. white wine = similar yet different. The idea of art representing stillness is also wonderful. Let it flow. What were you feeling when you painted this? I truly believe the process of art is more important then the final product.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. It’s nice to have other people ‘s opinion on my work. You are right when you say that the process is important and yes I feel calm and free of anxiety when I paint. But I would like so much to be able to express my emotions through my artwork. And I don’t think I am yet ready to do so.
      But then again maybe this painting does exactly that by showing this great amount of restricted feelings kept inside when I would like them to jizz out of the bottle. I am aware that the more I struggle the less I am getting there.
      Thanks again

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      1. Intuitive painting was very difficult for me in the beginning. I wanted to start with the idea and not the emotion. I took a step back and started setting a timer each morning and doing a 10 minute sketch. There was no plan. I just sketched how I felt. My goal was to finish within 10 minutes, which stopped me from being a perfectionist. By the third or fourth day of this exercise I noticed my sketches were less stiff/forced. I was letting go. There is a book I highly recommend titled,Brave Intuitive Painting- let go, be bold, unfold by Flora Bowley. This book gave me such an incredible understanding of this method and process. I hope it helps!!

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