I was watching a video of creativity, and Julie Burstein was talking about the Negative Capability concept by poet John Keats, and she said that it was:
"The ability to stay in a stage where you don’t exactly know what is going to happen next. It is willing to chase down ideas, but also understanding that not all those ideas are going to lead somewhere.
The experience of pursuing an idea, will influence the next step.
But at the end, you have to seat down and do the work.”
And that's practically what I do with my paintings… is kind of a experimentation, constant work and movement, until I find myself getting ideas and ideas, that feeds my curiosity.
At the end I may have a painting, or I may have a total disaster. Its all ok, because I did the work, and the process its what's feed me. I learn to let go, of the “ohh that looks perfect” “Ahhhh, I totally blew it with what I did next” “Ok, its done, I don’t want to ruin it, but what if….”
It’s the process of accepting loss…Creativity and its' process is not only for the artist, its just part of life itself.
Rock Springs 30x40 Mix Media on Canvas.