Saturday, January 17, 2015

30 Paintings in 30 Days ~ Face Trouble With Courage ~ Day 17

“To live greatly, we must develop the 
capacity to face trouble with courage, 
disappointment with cheerfulness 
and triumph with humility.” 
~ Thomas S. Monson

"Between A Rock and A Hard Place"
8 x 10" dbl. Matted Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper
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“You'll never find your limits until you've gone too far.” 
~ Aron Ralston

“What you perceive as a failure today
may actually be a crucial step towards the
success you seek. Never give up.”
~ Richelle E. Goodrich

I often hear people say that I am lucky to be so talented, but in truth, I don't believe in it. If it is real, I don't think I have been endowed with talent at all. What I do believe in is aptitude, a burning desire and endless hours of practice, trial and error and hard work. I have been experimenting and testing my boundaries with these abstracts and often end up going too far. It hasn't been easy, but painting is my passion and I don't think I'll ever give it up. Although it can be frustrating, I've been doing this long enough to know that failures are merely the stepping stones and lessons which lead to future successes.

Do you believe in talent? Do you think struggle is something all or most artists go through, even after many years of practice?

Thank you, I appreciate your feedback
and friendship very much.

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