Inspiration

I think that inspiration has to do with looking at things and specially a different way of looking at things. To wonder what, if and to ask yourself if there is a different way.

There are a lot of different ways to find inspiration. You can wait till the inspirations comes by itself, but you can also look to find inspiration actively.

Personnaly I have more inspiration then I can work on. I have so many things in my head, so many images, that now en then I don’t know where to start.

On the follow ways you can find inspiration:

By walking through an inspiring surroundings, for instance the woods, but also a shop can be very inspiring.  A museum is also a good idea, of course not to copy, but to change what you see.  A magazine can be a good source of inspiration. Look at the colors you see and feel what it means to you, where does it reminds you of? Or work further on special forms you like.

I like to work on a special theme. Then I start thinking what this theme is saying to me, what I feel about this theme and what does this reminds me of. Then, almost by itself a start of a painting arises.

Also your dreams can be used in to a painting. Often I see in my dreams a complete painting, that I only have to put on a canvas so to speak.