: What drives you to paint/draw?


Mel_Robertson
04-04-2016, 09:16 PM
Just a question...

Mel_Robertson
04-04-2016, 09:21 PM
for me up till last month it was the only way I could express the things inside of me that I was suppressing... but since being here I've changed my outlook on more than how I paint it's deeper, the art I've seen from other people on here has allowed me to see the things inside myself that I'm currently painting, nice things :)

and not just seeing the art it's more the attitude of the artists on here thats helped me

just
04-04-2016, 09:57 PM
You're welcome.

Mel_Robertson
04-04-2016, 10:05 PM
you really should remember to taste your words before you spit them out just :biggrin:

just
04-04-2016, 10:14 PM
You should take your own advice and stop puking your opinions on mine.

just
04-04-2016, 10:15 PM
This message is hidden because*meli*is on your*ignore list.

This will help.

Mel_Robertson
04-04-2016, 10:21 PM
oh wow... I hope he works out his issues and unblocks me so I can sleep at night again :vs_cool:

just
04-04-2016, 10:33 PM
Yes I can. I don't want you to lose any beauty sleep.:biggrin:

Mel_Robertson
04-04-2016, 10:37 PM
ha! I thought you blocked me... anyways just my IQ's high enough to bypass your sarcastic/snide comments and enjoy your art, so who are your influences?
(and remember.... Taste their flavor....)

just
04-04-2016, 10:51 PM
I thought this was the, "what drives you to paint/draw?". Maybe that's just my high IQ response.

Mel_Robertson
04-04-2016, 10:55 PM
artists don't create anything.....
when we view the kind of art that's SO powerful that we don't know how to feel about it... it's a gift to us, because it makes us explore ourselves.
well... do you think the artist who expressed it knew what they were feeling?
get me?

TerryCurley
04-05-2016, 10:05 AM
Meli I'm so sorry you are being subjected to this rudeness. This is not the first time just has played the bully role. Hopefully dickhutchings or Bushcraftonfire or Cricket VS will attend to the matter.

I think your question is a very good one. The reason I got into painting was because I knew I needed a hobby as therapy for my depression. I tried crocheting but after 5 blankets (one for each grand kid) I got tired of it. So I went to a painting workshop just to see if I would like to paint.....After that a new world opened up and it has been excellent therapy for me.

just
04-05-2016, 10:14 AM
It has been attended to. I apologize to the whole forum for my slights, snides and rudeness. I realize that I have been a bitter old man. I intend to keep that under control from now on. I am genuinely sorry.

dickhutchings
04-05-2016, 10:21 AM
Bravo Just.

TerryCurley
04-05-2016, 10:27 AM
Hey just you are OK by me. You are a valuable member here.

Mel_Robertson
04-05-2016, 04:34 PM
I think you're a fab artist just! especially love your horses

adamtyler
04-06-2016, 04:13 AM
All I can say is I've always done it. I have never formally studied painting, but my lifelong pursuit of art has led me to discover my passion: an experimental medium I have developed myself, using crushed minerals as a rough pigment. The world I am painting is unseen, yet I can feel it. And I spend my days catching glimpses of it in the way light bends around a ferris wheel at day's end or the way trees look as you bike past them on a summer day. Color, form, light , all of these are tools (often inadequate) to communicate the unsayable something that rises up in my chest to be spoken.\
And that makes me paint !

Susan Mulno
04-06-2016, 11:31 AM
Might as well ask me what drives me to breathe. :biggrin:

bbbaldie
04-08-2016, 09:35 AM
It has been attended to. I apologize to the whole forum for my slights, snides and rudeness. I realize that I have been a bitter old man. I intend to keep that under control from now on. I am genuinely sorry.

There's more to you than meets the eye. That being said, go strangle a doll the next time you feel the swell of indignation coming on, that's what I do. ;-)

Have a good day, just.

bbbaldie
04-08-2016, 09:40 AM
I'm quite selfishly motivated by the rush I feel when I make something that freakin' rocks. I'm also selfishly motivated by how good it feels to make something for someone else that they agree freakin' rocks. I'm also motivated by the knowledge that practice makes perfect, as evidenced by me taking on and whipping a medium that has kicked my own butt in the past: watercolor. And I'm additionally motivated by the knowledge that I'm 56 years old, have a crappy 401K, and will be able to use some retirement income in the future. Building a nice inventory of art will help there.

TerryCurley
04-08-2016, 10:46 AM
I'm quite selfishly motivated by the rush I feel when I make something that freakin' rocks. I'm also selfishly motivated by how good it feels to make something for someone else that they agree freakin' rocks. I'm also motivated by the knowledge that practice makes perfect, as evidenced by me taking on and whipping a medium that has kicked my own butt in the past: watercolor. And I'm additionally motivated by the knowledge that I'm 56 years old, have a crappy 401K, and will be able to use some retirement income in the future. Building a nice inventory of art will help there.

We are kindred spirits.

dickhutchings
04-08-2016, 11:43 AM
I'm quite selfishly motivated by the rush I feel when I make something that freakin' rocks. I'm also selfishly motivated by how good it feels to make something for someone else that they agree freakin' rocks. I'm also motivated by the knowledge that practice makes perfect, as evidenced by me taking on and whipping a medium that has kicked my own butt in the past: watercolor. And I'm additionally motivated by the knowledge that I'm 56 years old, have a crappy 401K, and will be able to use some retirement income in the future. Building a nice inventory of art will help there.

I think most of us feel this way. I know when I finished that boy scout painting, I got a lot of praise and I enjoyed it very much. I need to keep the momentum going and hopefully, like yourself, I can have a little extra retirement income.:biggrin:

kpnuts
04-08-2016, 05:01 PM
? SORRY what's happening here none of this equates to the title.

kpnuts
04-08-2016, 05:04 PM
Sorry (again) didn't realise I wasn't reading the last post (sorry newbie)