Making big leaps in art 
…and why it’s so important to develop your art. Stepping outside of your comfort zone excites us in life, and in making art.
What are you working on this week?
This week finds us at different ends of the process. Louise has just finished several paintings in her latest series while Alice is preparing to begin new work with a delivery of large wood panels… who would have thought it was possible to get so excited by a bit of aluminium back-bracing!
LINK: to the panel supplier Artists Surfaces
Taking big leaps into the unknown
The impressionist Edgar Degas is quoted as saying “only when he no longer knows what he is doing, does the painter do good things.” This week the conversation centred on the extent to which this is true.
How important is it to push your work into new territory? Is risk-taking an essential element of being an artist? And if art mirrors life, do we need to find ways to bring risk into our daily lives?
Audience Question: How long does it take to become an artist?
We discuss what it means to be an artist, and whether becoming one is a matter of fact or a matter of mindset.
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“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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