One of the best parts of starting a new painting is putting my team together. Assembling my resources, calling in the troops.
I really never do it alone.
And when I thought I had to do it alone in order to be authentic/original/creative – I was hardly doing it and tying myself up in knots in the fruitless process.
To create the team behind a new piece, I gather references, usually from more accomplished artists than myself. On the easel this week, Faith Stone’s book Drawing Buddhas and Bodhisattvas is on the left and Robert Beer’s Buddhist Art Coloring Book 2 on the right.
I hope some of their grace will rub off on me. And I hope my work will express my gratitude as we all reach for a new level.
Who’s on your team?