|Morning on the Flats by Deborah Paris|
L- Which artists past and present do you admire?
Deborah- Of course George Inness tops the list. John Constable, Corot, Sanford Gifford (big turning point when I saw that show!) Hard to say which contemporary artists I would like to add. There are so many fine artists working today, I wouldn't know who to pick.
L-How do you keep motivated when it gets tough in the studio?
Deborah- I just keep working, usually on another painting. I find that if I shift to something else I can get out of the stuck space. In addition I have learned so much because I work on more than one painting at a time. If I have a problem, oftentimes I find a solution in another painting.
Sometimes a bad day means- take a walk.
L- What is your daily routine?
Deborah- I have very regular studio time. I begin work at 9:30 and finish at about 5:00, seven days a week. I will often answer my emails and respond to my online class questions and discussion before I begin. In the evening I work on my class, research for posts, read or write. During the day I will leave the studio to go for a walk.
Check out Deborah's site. Sign up for one of her marvelous online courses!!