When you start to ask yourself ‘Why?’ as in ‘why do you create’ there seems to be two directions to take the answer.
You could just follow your passion or the subject you’re passionate about and paint that. Some of us will get caught up in painting passionately any subject that comes our way.
Take commissions , for example. Most artists do them for bread and butter ( or paints and palettes ). It pays the bills. However most artists seem to loathe the process of dealing with changes made by the client ( they are legion) , screwing up perspective and composition and intent just to fit in the customers deceased cat.
As artists I think the goal is to get to that place where you paint really, only what you are passionate about.
Even if it is dead cats. Hmmm
This allows us to get in the flow. To say what we want to say. I think it has a tremendous impact on our final results. So… I say, as a general rule:
If it doesn’t intrigue or excite you, then don’t paint it!
Have an inspiring day!! K.C.