Refrain XI oil on panel, 8x8"
“Done is better than good.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Yes! Nobody ever loved a painting that was not yet made, or published a book that was not yet written. The art that was never finished didn’t go on to be in the Whitney. This quote is something that I keep coming back to whenever I hesitate in my painting. I find it best to complete a painting in a fervor, with every sense of urgency that I can muster. I’d rather look back on my tangible accomplishments, then fleeting ideas and half-hearted efforts. Our current project, 28 Day Cycle: Investigating the Daily Practice of Making Art, has a daily time limit for each new piece of art. This time limit creates a sense of urgency in the art making, and encourages the participating artists to work with tremendous energy. It’s inspiring and engaging!
Ingrid Victoria Wells