Van Gogh on Facing a Blank Canvas: “Just slap anything on when you see a blank canvas staring you in the face like some imbecile. You don’t know how paralyzing that is, that stare of a blank canvas is, which says to the painter, ‘You can’t do a thing’. The canvas has an idiotic stare and mesmerizes some painters so much that they turn into idiots themselves. Many painters are afraid in front of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the real, passionate painter who dares and who has broken the spell of `you can’t’ once and for all.”
(Letter to Theo van Gogh, October 1884)!
Want to try your hand at being Van Gogh for a night… stare at a blank canvas and slapping paint on it.. Book a painting pARTy or join me at one of my local events in Fraser Valley .. 2 hours of painting fun with no strings attached!! 😀
Here are a few examples of paintings you can choose from…
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Have you been to a painting pARTy?