Developing the practice
“The art world loves young men and old women.“ Louise Bourgeois”
Often life gets in the way and full time art practice is put on hold. This delay can be a good thing. Women give their art time to develop.
Along the way there is time to develop the practice and we learn patience.
In the meantime we drop by galleries, read books on art and philosophy whilst researching our favourite painters.
All these elements inform the painting.
We organise a studio space. Then the approach of ‘give it time’ works when engaging in painting on a more regular basis.
When ready to give it full attention painting and life become one subject.
Bringing all you have learned over time to the easel, you give it everything. Time and patience. These are tools you are familiar with.
As a painting is developed over a period of time you bring the necessary endurance to it.
So after many years with a library of interesting stuff handy, there is the potential to produce something that has a depth of content and conviction of form if you’ve been astute enough to process all those elements in an intelligent and creative way. That’s what helps make a painting interesting.
Patient years, patiently pushing paint about. It’s a heavenly battle. .