Pace and Patience [187]

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We get it… we’re all in a hurry! We want more – and we’d like it now please! This week we’re talking about patience – something we both sometimes lack. As artists, we often place pressure on ourselves; to make a painting, or a series of paintings. Or we pressure ourselves to build a “successful” art business; or to get in the right galleries; or to win a prize. And yet this pressure is a delusion …. we will never reach the finish line because there will always be something else that we want to achieve. 

So how do we get past this? And is a little bit of impatience perhaps necessary? Our discussion leads us to realise that we can be patient when we forget the end result. If we relax and enjoy our own unique process, we will make paintings as a by-product. This may mean we need to slow down a little bit, and stop trying to produce new things all the time, so we can notice what’s working for us. Once we understand our own natural pace, we can work with it rather than battling ourselves.

(and if you want an example of our (im)patience, wait until the end!)

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