Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Playing and learning in the studio
I keep a copy of Robert Henri's book The Art Spirit on the bookshelf in my studio and frequently leaf through it randomly - I always find something that seems to fit my mood or situation that day - here's what I found this afternoon:
"Keep as far as possible all your studies, all your failures, if somewhere in them appear any desirable quantities.
Such canvases are good for reference.
Later study of the work recalls the good of it.
You can learn much from others but more from yourself. In looking at an incomplete canvas some time after its doing, the whole thing becomes clear, the tangle dissolves, and you see the way to complete it and how certain faults may be avoided."
Hope you are having a good week and thanks for stopping by,