|Lake O'Hara Lodge, acrylic, 20x24|
Do you ever question the “less is more” saying? It's such a blanket statement that one may be deceived into believing that it is possible to gain more by contributing less.
Call me crazy, but I have always believed that no job should be easy – if it is, than we can probably do more, try harder, or learn something new.
Even when one acquires superior skills, so it takes less effort to create a piece of art, one is then capable of creating more art, or further expanding skills into some entirely new area that needs to be learned.
This is my personal recipe for what it’s worth - when work feels easy, go back and do more. Keep going until the ease disappears and something new has emerged – that by itself is a personal victory.
There are new techniques to be learned, new materials to be researched, new concepts to be tried out. Yes, we will end up making some paintings too, but at the end of the day, it's all abut integrity - isn't it?
“I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour – his greatest fulfillment to all he holds dear…is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle---victorious.” (Vince Lombardi)