CAN I PAINT?

Always thinking
In 3 dimensions
But curious…
Can I paint?
Encouraged
At the start…
Then…what?
Is there anything
That wasn’t
Done before…
And better?
Now I paint
In words…
The question
Still pertains…
But emotion
Is stronger
Than paint

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

DAILY PROMPTS prompt for 8/7/16: PAINT

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/paint/

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8 comments

  1. bbeyes4 · August 7, 2016

    I really like this Robert. I never could paint so I took up photography. Ive always loved to write so I totally agree that words are much more powerful than paint!

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    • artifiswords · August 7, 2016

      Thank you, Suzanne. I’ve tried many things with some success, but you can’t do everything. Doing what rewards you and gives you a sense of accomplishment is probably the best. Finally I’m scratching the itch to write. Glad we’ve had the opportunity to do so with the support of friends.

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      • bbeyes4 · August 7, 2016

        Absolutely! The last prompt of this year is mine and it’s ready! I hope you enjoy it😊

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      • artifiswords · August 7, 2016

        Already saw it, Suzanne. Have to put on my thinking cap again. ;-P

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  2. AprilEsutton · August 8, 2016

    There is no judgement in painting! Well, there may be, but there should not be. Look at the famous in the art world and you will think, I can do that! Everyone judges their own stuff harshly.

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    • artifiswords · August 8, 2016

      Many say that, but if they actually tried, they’d find it not to be true. Someone who has mastered any discipline, painting or whatever, has managed to make something difficult look easy. When others recognize that, it’s not always so for the painter (or writer, etc.), who must keep at it to get better. Such is the nature of working in the creative arts.

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      • AprilEsutton · August 8, 2016

        When our self critique gets bad enough we loose all joy in what we do, and we may stop before we learn the techniques. I have a cousin who writes. Her first self published book was pretty bad. Her recent books are pretty good and now she has a publisher. Others will judge you no matter your skill level. If you get encouragement, that is great. Mastery takes work. Learn what you can, where you can, and just keep at it.

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      • artifiswords · August 10, 2016

        That’s the nature of critics. As artists grasp the basics, they learn to temper the self-criticism by acknowledging their improvement, and if they don’t they give up. That’s a shame. There are plenty of others who will gladly put them down for what they did.

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