"For every artist who has developed a mature vision with grace and speed, countless others have laboriously nurtured their art through fertile periods and dry spells, through false starts and breakaway bursts...artists get better by learning to work, and from learning from their work." -ART and FEAR by David Bayles and Ted Orlando
I think of the dry spells of artistic creation as "incubation" periods...where new ideas form and finally end up on a canvas. I've spent some time photographing things around our home in the wild west of Texas, which, of course, look like I spent a week in Santa Fe. I take hundreds of photos during "dry spells"...photography is my life line when I have no clear direction. It is my way of seeing new paintings in the world. Hope you enjoy the images!
Now on to the work of painting and process to learn what comes next!