This quote was written by one of my favorite artists of all time, and I agree.
I think good art comes fast. The stroke of a wrist, the gesture, the impulse, as if by sweet surprise. It's not supposed to look like it was a laborious process, although it is. It's supposed to look like it came naturally, and if you stay true to the impulse, it will.
It's a long preparation for a few moments of innocence. When you hit those truly innocent notes, after much preparation and effort, then you've got something.
True creativity can't be taught. True artistry can't be formulated, packaged and labeled. It's not that easy. You know it or you don't and that's the truth. And if you need it bad enough, if it's in your soul and you will have it no other way than to see it come alive and it's your destiny, it will. You have to be brave. You have to show up. You have to let it go.
There are no words for this release. It is sweet and rewarding. The results speak for themselves.
Hi I'm Fotini
Welcome to my blog!
I am a painter currently based in Greenville, South Carolina. Through my work, I seek to communicate an internal narrative using traditional painting processes.
Here you will find information about what I am working on, recollections of my process, things that inspire me. I am asking questions about art, writing letters to myself, reflecting, learning, growing, discovering. Thank you for joining and supporting the adventure.