I went to a dinner party last night and was seated next to a person that was also a painter. She told me that one of her biggest difficulties in getting started was choosing a subject. That sometimes she would put off painting for days, sometimes weeks because she couldn’t think of what to paint.
When I was just a little girl, and painted the winning poster in a contest, I had selected rabbits. Why? I think my passion for animals is in my DNA. As much a part of me as my passion for art.
For me painting what you love is important. I think if you are true to your passion and love, your creativity will simply flow. I suggested to her that she sit down and list everything in her life that was a passion. Was it flowers, scenery, still life, maybe portraits. I will look forward to our next conversation and see what happened in her artistic life.