There is a new artist ( for me anyway, he is new) i have been following.
From following and catching up with his site info. and his blog,couple with putting into practice the applications of creating better art from the wise advice of Mr. Lustenhouwer,I have been pretty busy.Among the daily creative force i have been training myself to be,time seems ever elusive.Never standing still,always moving faster.
But this type of ‘busy’ is a good busy. There are far more mundane things to do in a day to melt the brain.I am very thankful i am conscience of my most inner needs.
That is …….to create.
The artist i mention here had made painting portraits his life passion,and so does the teaching skills he posses. His art and his style along with his teaching method and gentle mannerism,speaks volumes ! It is my sincere hope that Mr. Lustenhouwer has continued success in his art !!!!
The life of an artist is not an easy one. Ask any ANY artist. Why do we do what we do ? Those who go to art school are admonished to study the works of the masters. But rarely are they admonished to study WHY the masters created what they did. What was going thru their minds,on their journey thru the life of an artist?
I read a supposed quote from Vincent Van Gogh……..the only time i feel alive is when i am painting.Even though i really do not think highly of his work,i think very highly of the man.
For when i read about the passion of the artist,it sets me aflame. For this is when they stop becoming “the master” painters and start being an average person. Only by reading and doing some research can their works and appreciation for them really hold fast.
At what point ,then?
Well maybe my point is this.You only have just so much time,what you choose to do with it will decide what your future will bring. One of a fulfilled,never ending artistic works of art? Or not.
Are you conscience of your inner needs,that creative inner calling that needs to be exercised every day?
Indeed,at what point?