Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Painting weather?

Is it just me, or do other artists suffer from the winter doldrums? I have several pictures I want to work on, but on a dreary, gray day I just can’t seem to get the inclination to start. Then when I do start one, I sort of “fizzle out” before I finalize it. Sometimes I read magazine articles talking about how artists paint all winter so that they can do outdoor shows all spring and summer (now, that’s another subject altogether!). How do they do it?

Then, sometimes I go into a sort of “slump”, weather notwithstanding. Again, just can’t get it together to paint, do the whole whine-y “there’s nothing to paint, woe is me” thing.

What do you do when you go into a “slump” like that? What pulls you out, gets you going again?

1 comment:

RHCarpenter said...

I know what you mean, Deb. We really haven't had bad weather but just dull and grey enough to stifle creativity and energy levels. But spring is coming...