|531 × 390 - Robert Henri, Girl Seated by the Sea, 1893|
|16 x 20 - Pam Hartfield, Path to the Sea|
In the words of our infamous Robert Henri, "Everybody who has any respect for painting feels scared when he starts a new canvas. A person who has never been afraid has no imagination.
A GREAT painter will know a great deal about how he did it, but still he will say, "How did I do it?" The real artist's work is a surprise to himself." Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
I'll buy that! I have yet to touch a new canvas when my hand didn't quiver just a bit. I bite my lip and say a little prayer. I have even been known to whisper to myself, "It's okay me and God have this." It's when a painting goes astray and lends itself to some form that has no recollection of realness that I whisper again, "Lord, where did I go wrong?"
I'll leave you with these thoughts to ponder today ... GET SCARED PEOPLE and paint. (imagine the fear in me when I clicked the button posting Henri's seashore beside mine)