Friday, June 17, 2016

Ugh, Art Frustration....

So now I don’t know what to think about my artwork/paintings, and my style and lack of training. I’ve been watching people online and getting upset with the fact that I just don’t produce the quality of work that I should be doing at my age. Just recently I ran into this guy’s website and Facebook posts and now I’m bummed.

http://www.ericarmusik.com/representational-artists-blog/

His blog is on the money when he discusses how much work he puts into his pieces and the guy seems to sweat paint, but it just makes me feel like a lazy shit. Should I be painting during ALL of my free time? Is this the only way I can get to the place I need to be?

I know I have squandered the last 25 years wasted my time playing video games and drinking, when I should have been studying and working on my art. But now I want to be good, I want to show my artwork at shows, but I get so frustrated with my skill set.

 Ugh, just need to push on…



Here's this, so True...

2 comments:

Joe B said...

I can totally relate to this feeling, not just on the hobby/art side, but also my professional career, parenting, and life in general. It's as easy as a few clicks to find someone better at something than yourself.

I always try to remember why I'm doing it though and that while it is easy to find someone better at one _aspect_ of something I do, no one does it like I am. What's also tough is that painting is an incremental thing, meaning that it can be very hard to see, and appreciate your progress.

Take your Gorgon and compare it to some of your early works and appreciate the distance you have come.

James Rios said...

Thanks Joe,
It’s just part of being an artist, revisiting your progress, your skills; it can drag you down and derail your creativity if you feel that you are not where you want to be. But you are right, I am improving and the Gorgon painting is coming along. I will posting new pictures very soon.

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