Chuck Close

At times, there is nothing as exciting as the potential of a blank canvas.  When I am having a particularly self-assured day or two, the weather is nice, and perhaps there is artistic energy all around me, that gleaming bright white is swirling with promise.   Whatever the circumstance, there seems to be inspiration flowing through me.  These are the moments young artists envision for their budding careers.  “Each day in the studio will be one of beauty – of revelation, “ (s)he might think.  Otherwise, how would an artist wake up every morning affirming: “I am an artist!  Today, I will paint!” (Or sculpt, or draw, etc.)?  Continue reading “Inspiration Is For Amateurs”