Thursday, September 2, 2010

Finding Art Inspiration

Do you ever have a lack of inspiration or inability to create. I call it a slump or a basic lack of "mojo?"

A few years ago while in Palm Springs I went to the B. Lewin Gallery. This Gallery had a collection of Mexican Modern Art. (I think it’s closed now.) The masters I remember were Rufino Tamayo and Alfaro Siqueiros. I remember walking in and feeling like I was in a Mayan cathedral something inside just hummed with excitement. The exact same thing happened when I went to the Chicago Art Institute and saw the legends of French Impressionism. I remember seeing these work's of art in person, and thinking it was a visual gift. I just wanted to jump around and say thank you. I would have looked a little silly.

Although I don't paint like these artists, these totally different venues of inspiration both accomplished the same thing, a love of art. So on the occasion my artistic "mojo" is not flowing, I go to the nearest art museum or remember those wonderful venues from the past that first inspired me.

Shop Talk and Curated Etsy Treasuries:

See my curated Etsy Treasury "Harmony and Strength" in blue. It's filled with the work of talented artists and artisans.

Orange Crush by ArtdeJoie is another sumptuous collection. It's a wonderful collection for fall.

Green with Envy by Backyardphotos gives a respectful nod to the beauty of green. A Wonderful collection of fine art photo, fashion, and accessories.

New Painting and details...


  1. Hello. Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog.

    I love the Mexican modern artists. Visiting an art gallery/ museum to get out of a slump is good idea.

  2. Thanks for the visit and enjoy your work...

  3. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I checked out all of yours and your work is fabulous.


  4. Pretty painting. Art exhibits usually make me want to jump around, too. :D

  5. Cool - I love visiting galleries too. If I'm stuck I often look inside myself to what makes me feel good and remember things in the past that are important to me :) x