Life is not a “dress rehearsal” -- we hear that all of the time. And, sometimes a painting is a practice painting -- when you are trying out new ideas, new colors, new techniques, or just plain “growing”! Musicians practice before they perform on stage. Watching the video of Michael Jackson’s preparations for his tour is so inspiring -- what an amazing talent! He worked on every move to make sure that it was done the way he knew it could be done -- with perfection! His feet simply slide across the stage, his body moves with such ease and grace and he exudes the loves of dance and music -- and then he starts to sing and WOW -- He gave his all to his music and even though we all know that he dealt with his own “issues”, we certainly can all appreciate and admire his talent!
So when you are in the studio painting -- remember that practice is the purse essence of finding the perfection in your art -- I have been painting a long time and there are still days when I wipe out my painting, knowing that I can do it better -- and that is what drives me to be the best artist that I can be!
Each painting brings me to the next one!
12 x 9 Oil on Board