How your brain works

Every time I finish a show I think “Now what am I going to do?”

I have painted about 500 paintings in the last 10 years and they are all girls. You would think I would run out of ideas. How many girl paintings can a person do.  Apparently I can do more.

I read in a medical journal once that the more you know the more you can know. Each thing we learn is making a new path in our brain and expanded the capacity to learn even more. With that thinking, I will never run out of ideas for paintings.

This is what just happened to me. I had no clue what I was going to do so I stared at the canvas and then it came to me to use what I already had. The rest is just filling in the blanks. The big thing is the main idea then elaborate that idea into a series. Now I cant wait to get to the studio again instead of dreading it. Even though I knew that thing about your mind always expanding, I forgot it in the midst of dread.

I am telling you this just in case you are dreading starting something new. Your brain will not let you down. It is wonderful and marvelous thing we are given and everybody has one.

2 Replies to “How your brain works”

  1. Are you saying this is your painting???? I thought this was Raphael or Michel Angelo… Maybe we should start labeling all your blog images so nobody has to try and figure out who painted it or what the title is. What do you think?

  2. well I did not do it. It is a masterpiece that was in the the Academe in Venice, Italy. I do not know who did it but he sure was famous. You are right. I should not presume anything. Everybody does not know everything about art.

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