One silver lining from the whole Covid experience has been that society has had a chance to re-assess, to re-think. I know I’m not alone in reviewing my arts practice at this time.
I’ve gradually realised a few things. I paint better landscapes when I paint them outdoors with the wind catching the trees and a range of insects landing in my painted clouds. I’ve also realised that I can get bored if I don’t experiment and that’s probably a good thing. It pushes me on to play with materials and to take risks until I find a way through.
I’ve also realised that good paintings need resilience – to keep working on a painting or an idea until I achieve a result.
So I have work to do, risks to take and paintings to work through!