5.07.2008

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From one of the great daily painters: "I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing." -Paul Cezanne
This quote makes me chuckle because lately I can relate to this. The more I paint the more I realize how much I have to learn. Does that make sense?

3 comments:

Cheryl A. Pass said...

It makes sense to me....
I took a workshop the other day and walked out of there feeling as if I could not paint my way out of a paper bag. Maybe that Cezanne quote is the challenge...no matter how much we paint there is no way to capture all of what we are seeing. No consolation, just constant striving.

Lorrie Drennan said...

I think it is something in the air. I have been feeling the same way lately. Like I am painting with my feet, as I told Carol one time.

I decided to take a break this week and just paint...not worry about all the rules, or how I "wanted" to paint, but just paint like me and see what I come up with. At least it's less stressful. (Until I look back and see a pile of crap-ola, but so far that hasn't happened.)

Dianne Mize said...

It makes sense, all right. I'm convinced, though, that it's healthy because it's a sign you're growing. Oddly, like writing music and poetry--it's never quite there. But one thing that keeps it exciting is there is always something else to discover, some other place to go.