When you open the creative door to your “inner self” anything may appear. You have to love and accept these images even if they sometimes do not seem to conform to your other works. That is the Creative Process.
For years I have explained to my students that artworks are like babies. You cannot choose the appearance, character traits or personality of your baby …… only love them regardless. You can however give them every assistance to be the best they can be.
Also one of the biggest lessons in art (and life) is to stop being TOO judgemental of our art. Often I have found the works we do not think much of…….other people LOVE. This does not mean letting other people define your art but realizing we are sometimes way too critical for our own good.
Here is new painting that is not like many of my other works and I have contemplated changing (re-working) it for some time. When I showed my wife she was amazed that I would consider such action.
What do you think?
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