18 x 14 Oil on Canvas
Have you heard the saying if you continue to hear the same message repeated over and over, it is God trying to tell you something. Well I think he/she is turning up the volume.
This past weekend I went to a class given by outstanding Austin artist Jan Heaton (gorgegous watercolors) called The Business of Art. She had a special guest, Wally Workman of the Wally Workman Gallery join us during the last hour so the class could just pick her brain. Don't worry Wally left with her brain intact.
My question to Wally: if you had to narrow it down to only one piece of advice for artists what would that be? Without one second of hesitation she said "paint from your heart, if you feel compelled to paint that thing (whatever your thing is), then you will do lots of it and if you are going to be selling your art you need to create a lot of it". I almost felt the little lighting bolt from God hit my chair and the little side message of how many ways can I say this to you? I did have an audible little giggle slip out.
I do feel fortunate that I hear my messages (not that I act on them right away), but if you don't hear yours I have a suggestion for you. My good friend, Celeste has written a mini-book on helping you hear your specific messages. She has outlined many easy tools to hear that inner voice. You too could have you lighting bolt.