Sunday, May 29, 2011

work is good

(passion series painting, in progress. 24x48")
Indeed. Work is good. Takes my mind off things, helps me focus on something other than me. The ID.

I am continuing my series of paintings begun last year at this time: the "passion" series.
People occasionally ask what the meaning of the passion series is about.


I thought it was obvious, but what do I know..

Passion: (noun) 1. Strong and barely controllable emotion. 2. State or outburst of such emotion. (from

1. a powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred or anger. (the

So much about making art is the act of making art. Not waiting for inspiration, reading books, grand life experiences.
In my opinion, so much about making art is the act of showing up in the studio and getting to work. Chuck Close said it best:
"Inspiration is for amateurs. Art is about showing up and getting to work."

Passion drives making art.


  1. Beautiful Kate!! I love your latest work of art, it shines from within!

    A New very Exciting Giveaway from Tracy Porter will start on the 1st!

    Art by Karena

  2. Karena, Thanks for your compliment on the art... I love painting through this series and I think it shows! I'll be over soon to enter!