🚧WORK IN PROGRESS🚧
Perhaps the greatest advice for any painter: make the paintings you want to see.
You don’t have to paint roses like Morandi. There already was a Morandi who did it far better than I ever could. Guns N Roses didn’t need to be The Rolling Stones, we already had the Stones.
No one cares what you do or how you learned to do it. Might as well make what you want to see while you’re around to do it.
Last night we had a run through for a group art show this Saturday. My work was sorely out of place among very traditional landscapes and still life subject matter. I don’t have formal training. I don’t know all the rules. When I started this piece I didn’t have the skills I needed, I still don’t , truth be told. I didn’t start this thinking “oh I’ll just paint a couple flowers and see how this goes.” I said, “I’m going to do this, even if it’s weird and different and everyone hates it, I’m going to figure this out and I won’t settle on ‘good enough’.”
That’s the wild part about art, you don’t know the formula for good work, but you certainly know when it’s bad.
Aliza and Her Monsters