"It may be unnerving to take risks and entertain failure, especially if we depend on selling paintings for our livelihood, but there is also a risk associated with mounting what is essentially the same exhibition we presented last year and the year before and the year before that."-- Skip WhitcombI find that when I've been pushing and experimenting for a bit, whether with style, subject, or materials, I do tend to do something in my "comfort zone". The familiarity is reassuring, as is the likely satisfactory outcome. But combining the "outer limits" with "comfort zone" is where exciting things often happen!
Source: "A Lifetime to Understand and Paint Nature", Plein Air Magazine, January 2013, page 26.
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