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So what are you going to paint?

By Tina Christophillis

Nov 08th 2012

Inspiration

So what in the world are you going to paint?  With so many possiblities, so many ideas, so many choices, what are you going to do?

If I've learned anything, you do one thing then another, and you have no idea what's going to happen.  So get over thinking about it, get over the details and start painting. 

One minute a day painting will teach you infinitely more than all the hours spent thinking about painting.  Pick up a brush and start painting, one minute, you'll learn more in that one minute, than you would in all the hours thinking.

I've learned, that you have no idea what's going to happen.  Your results will be like nothing you expected.  You'll go in a direction, you'll make paintings you had no idea you would make.  That's how it happens.  

The point of art making, is to be in the moment, to be inspired, to think of nothing else but that moment of total completion, surrender.  It's a feeling of being alive, immersed, big, expansive, growing always into something new.  

So what are you going to paint?  What are you going to start?  Thinking's not going to help.  Paint, one minute a day, and you'll figure it out.

 

 

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    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.