Collage by FL artist Carolyn Land

Notes on Failing

“Talent does not declare itself in an instant.  It is not at the first attempt that one has the honesty to admit one’s inabilities.  How many attempts, now happy, now unhappy!…He who has not felt the difficulties of his art does nothing that counts.”                      …

Pastel painting by FL artist Carolyn land

Simplify, Simplify

“Good composition is like a suspension bridge; each line adds strength and takes none away…making lines run into each other is not composition.  There must be motive for the connection.  Get the art of controlling the observer, that is composition.”                              …