These two paintings are each 14" X 20". There are all kinds of materials on both - acrylic, charcoal, gauze, raffia, Pellon, ink, Bristol board, colored pencil.
They took me a long time, struggling with getting them to work. I had a great conversation with my friend and brilliant sister artist Judy B in the middle of this process. We talked about how hard it is to be an artist, a painter. How vulnerable one feels putting such a personal endeavor out there for all to witness.
Judy gave me a collection of quotes from artists, past and present, from a book called Artist To Artist. The section was on Fear and Doubt. Every word struck me as truth AND let me know that I wasn't alone in this work.
I could include many of the quotes here that would share what I feel, but here is one from Louise Nevelson : "I was discouraged about life...but I don't think I had a day that I ever questioned creativity. There has never been a day like that."