Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rules of my studio...

Yes- these are my rules and I should really put them up on my wall, nice and big to bring me back to order when I stray and forget( really just to be gentle and not take myself too seriously)

Rules of my studio

1. Every painting doesn't have to be perfect

2. Paint good- paint bad- just paint!

3. Look for the bones (the composition)- Stick with the bones

4. Know yourself , you don't have to do it all...

5. Keep not what is 'clever' but what contributes to the whole (beware of ' cleverisms')

6. Love your brushes- wash them thoroughly

7. Simplify, then simplify some more...

8. You really don't have to say it all in just one painting

9. All mistakes can be turned into opportunities

10. Remember, this is just another painting in your painting journey.

Make some notes, take some photos, enjoy what is there to enjoy and move on....

So what do you think? Can you think of some more?

11. Janelle's rule: stop before you ruin it silly!

Thanks Janelle!

12. Christina added: remember you are your harshest critic...

Thanks Christina !

8 comments:

our little love nest said...

I can't think of anything to add to that perfectly complete list. :)

Muddlepud said...

These are great rules. And thank you for the compliment on my BMW embroidery!

June rhymes with moon said...

Wow, those are really good! The only other thing that comes to mind is knowing when to stop and not overwork something, but I don't know if you can put that in a "rule" form :)

Janelle

caramela said...

Thank you Janelle, I will add it as your rule!

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

What a fabulously supportive list!

Christina Lowry said...

Great list! I would have to say that you should remember that you are your harshest critic.

:)

caramela said...

thank you Christina, I will add it too...good thinking-

June rhymes with moon said...

Glad to help! You put it much more forcefully than I did :)

Janelle