Sunday, October 10, 2010

Art and Fear

"Truth and reality in art do not arise until you no longer understand what you are doing and are capable of, but nevertheless sense a power that grows in proportion to your resistence."

I love this quote by Henri Matisse. The resistance or the fear seems to almost always be there no matter how much I paint. My best work always happens when, for some strange reason, on a given day, I go forth with abandon—fearless and clueless.

This painting is from one of those glorious days.  From the Salt Pond. Pastel.  5.5 X 5.5"


  1. That is an exciting pastel, Linda! I copied the Matisse quote.

  2. Thank you! I'm a fan of the Matisse page on FB, and whoever is monitoring that page comes up with some great stuff. Perhaps check it out if you're on FB.