Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"Sunflower Study 5" --- Sold

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This is my last painting for this short period of time of my study about flowers. I will be traveling again tomorrow teaching two workshops in a row. For this short study time, I did 9 paintings. Although the time is short, but I am grateful I had it. My progress is noticeable. I feel so fortunate that I am an developing artist, but not a developed artist. We all know many "master" artists, or know their remarkable art works. However, there is a problem with them, that is they have run out of room for improvement. They can not get better. If you compare what they did ten years ago to their recent paintings, you don't see much of difference. Not mentioning that some of them may go down the hill as well. So it is very hard to keep growing for a developed or "master" artist. On the other hand, if you are a beginner, you are in a much better position. Your room for improvement is tremendous. If you work hard, you will gain much more significant progress than the developed artists can. Soon or later, you will be a master as well if you keep growing. So I want encourage all the artists who consider their work are not good enough at this moment. Use all the possible time you have. You will get better and better. I promise.

4 comments:

maelinda said...

Thank you for these positive and encouraging words. They are as lovely as your art.

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Mary Pyche said...

I disagree as master doesn't necessarily mean perfect, and who is to say that someone is perfect? Perhaps perfection is in the eye of the beholder?

Fernando Pena said...

I agree with you. When an artist "thinks" he/she is a master, is finished as an artist. There's always a space to improve/change/evolve. There is not an end in the road of creativity.