Nobody can teach you to paint!
I can explain why I feel that way:
I really believe that
nobody can teach you to paint!
But – continue reading…
That was the bad news. The good news is!:
You can teach yourself,
and you can learn by yourself! If you want to, if you really want to, you can become the best artist, a needed and most productive one! All the tutors and the teachers – are a bit of a self-delusion, because, like nannies, they will go away and you will be left one on one with the reality. And the reality is speechless, cold and inactive. What will you be left with being away from your tutor? Only your passionate desire, only your unlimited thirst for beauty.
So, you may ask – what is my role in this? Remembering my path to this profession, I had an unhealed wound which was bothering me until now. The name of this wound is – LACK OF INFORMATION… and not just information (we have a plenty of information), but lack of a NECESSARY AND PERTINENT INFORMATION.You have seen my paintings. They could serve you as a summary of my knowledge.
I am ready to share this information with you. I love to share and I can do it. I will openly and sincerely show and tell you everything that I think is important to me and could be of importance to you. I spent a lot of hours in the studio of my Teacher. He did not like me to call him a “Teacher”, yet he was my teacher. It was so important for me to be able to stand behind him, breathing down his neck to absorb any single move and brush stroke. (Now that we have the internet, we can breathe on our monitors instead of down someone’s neck.
So, in summary: The most important thing is to study and learn the materials provided by me, but the other important thing is to get feedback. It would be nice to be inspired and to start your own painting, which you will then be able to take pictures of and put in the gallery for critique and analysis. I understand that the artist needs the reaction of people and especially of professionals.
You will be able to choose your materials at a convenient time. You can also participate actively by posting your work or your can just look around and digest the results of your colleagues. I understand that not everyone would like to post a work for everybody to watch. There are generally two categories of people online: one’s who like to show and those who like to watch. But I think that down deep any artist would like to know that other people look at his work and know his work…
I wish you positive passion and a great deal of strength on our way…