“Drawing is the root of everything.
How does one learn it? It is working through an invisible iron wall that seems to stand between what one feels and what one can do. How is one to get through that wall – since pounding at it is of no use? In my opinion, one has to undermine that wall, filing through it steadily and patiently.”
I adored him all my life. But that ends right here! Turns out that it was all an act. Here’s what really happened!
And don’t forget to check out “his favorite things” to do on a rainy day.
I recently watched some movies on Vincent Van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin – artists who started painting relatively late in their lives. Neither of them were formally trained as painters. Yet, their brilliance shines through even in their earliest works (shown here).
Portrait of Aline (His Beloved Daughter), Watercolor on Paper.( Paul Gaugin, 1879)
Sorrow (Portrait of a Pregnant, Abandoned, Prostitute Van Gogh Had Loved), Lithograph. (Vincent Van Gogh, 1882)
It made me think that if one has faith (and talent), one is never too old to start anything – Well, I take that back. 30+ may be too late to start dreaming about becoming a prima ballerina, or an Olympian gymnast, or pursue some other physically brutal career!
Those who have been dreaming, of starting that little boutique, or changing careers – jump ship, NOW – even if the water may seem too icy, and the winds be too strong…. At least, that’s how I console myself – in my unemployed present, and an uncertain future.