Ginnie Cappaert's Blog

breaking rules

Thursday, October 28, 2010

"We do not long remember those artists who followed the rules more diligently than anyone else. We remember those who made the art from which the 'rules' inevitably follow" Quote from one of my favorite books ART AND FEAR by David Bayles & Ted Orland. You really can't read a page in this book without highlighting a great idea.
All through my art career I have been a rule breaker. I think that is what keeps me so interested in creating. It's the 'what if', 'what if' I try this and then of course the wonder of seeing what happens. It's always nice to have some basic knowledge, tips and techniques but the 'magic' really happens when you paint, paint, paint and just let things flow and see what happens. And of course, some days go better than others, but it's important to 'just show up' and create - every day! Here I go . . .

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