Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Words of Wisdom and Encouragement

"It is well to remember that, as one artist said: "No one is on the road to success until he feels at times that he is entirely beaten." The emotional make-up of the artist naturally causes depressed spirits as well as exhilaration. Both go with the profession. Therefore, the student should realize this fact and consider discouragement as the normal thing and withstand it philosophically. He should know that the pendulum will swing to the other extreme when new confidence, better feeling and finer composition will result."-From Composition of Outdoor Painting by Edgar Payne
I can personally attest to the truth of the above quote. Take heart and remember the words in red when your pendulum seems be swing in the "wrong" direction. You will come out of it a much better artist each and every time you go through this experience. Gaye
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