Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Year and Counting (Almost)


I haven't painted in almost a year. I popped out a version of this compo just to see if I could still hold a brush. Truth is I have no interest in painting anymore.

13 comments:

hmuxo said...

Sometimes we all get into a slump Ron..but I hope you get back to your paintings. This piece is absolutely fantastic...!!

Arti said...

I don't know what happened, Ron but I do miss seeing your artwork.I wish you would start again and paint a hell lot of them!

Ron Morrison said...

Hi Hildi and Arti...

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maddie said...

I don't know what's going on with your personal life, but I know I got into an art slump twice...

I used to draw every single day, but when I was put on antidepressants my life got much better. I no longer needed drawing as an escape from reality, so I stopped actually trying to create art and would just doodle from time to time. It's been that way for 5 years now, and I don't see my urge to draw ever coming back.

The second time was when my life got worse. Sometime last year my boyfriend went to China for 4 months, and I just couldn't do anything artsy. (since retiring from drawing, I've taken up working with polymer clay) I didn't make anything for months because I was too busy trying to fill the void I felt with being more social. He came back, and now I'm back to making silly things from clay.

I'd say evaluate where your life is at and what has changed... maybe you're happier, maybe you're more stressed, but either way it really affects creativity.

Ron Morrison said...

Hi Maddie,
Its not really a slump, just like doing other things better and I have lots of paintings. I will paint again...

Joan T said...

I've missed seeing your artwork!!! Glad to see something new from you after so long.

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Joan...

Pat said...

Lovely to see another of your paintings! Has it really been a year or more?
Glad to read you're okay, will be watching for whenever you feel like painting another. xx

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Pat ...

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love your paintings of old cars!

Kendall Kessler said...

Beautiful work!

Ron Morrison said...

Thanks, Mary and Kendall...

jonniebean said...

all i can say is for you to lose interest with all the talent you have i was shocked.
all i can say is something horrific must have happened.
i hope you will overcome whatever it was, find your peace and start painting again.
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