Self doubt is always creeping in and the fear that it's already been done (and done better) is a biggie and probably in the top ten. Maybe even #2 or 3.
The artists here don't care that the flag has been painted a zillion times (take that, Jasper Johns!), they decided to do their own version in one of my classes. Congrats to them all!
Our approach to the "its-already-been-done" hurdle, was, "so okay, let's do it differently". We decided to activate our flags, no straight edges, no perfect rows of stars, and to move beyond the red, white and blue color scheme. It was a fun class. Thanks to everyone who painted.
'I'm Maggie Ruley. My studio/gallery is on the beautiful island of Key West. This What's new? section will give you an insider's view of what's happening in the studio. Here you'll be the first to know about exhibitions, work in progress and my thoughts on life as an artist. I look forward to connecting with you. hugs and regards, Maggie