I have not posted for some time as I appear to have been suffering from writer’s block. Thankfully not artist’s block as I have plenty of subjects to choose from in my own garden. The thing is – what to write about. I know what the problem is or rather what the problems are. 1. I have been looking at the blogs written by artists who are members of the SBA and/or are teachers of botanical art. These are marvellous in that they are so informative and inspiring I want to try all the ideas, but ….. they are all so good! I wonder if I will ever get to that stage! 2. This is a similar end result. I have entered several local art exhibitions and as a consequence become very critical of my paintings during the time lapse between entering and exhibiting. This rhododendron for example needs more work on it. All the time I was working on it I hadn’t noticed the prominence of the large leaf at the bottom. Still I can perhaps solve that problem by adding more leaves.
This dip in confidence has meant that I have not been able to think of anything to write about that is informative or noteworthy. Then I realised I may not be the only one who has this problem and would love to hear your experiences of confidence dips and how you get over them.
I have been inspired this week by the artwork of Suzanne Hull Wilson (at www.suzannehullwilson.com) for the beautiful transparency and clarity she gets in her colours. I love her subjects too for no other reason than they make me feel good. Definitely worth a visit!