7 Probing Questions to Ask Yourself About Why You Are Painting

A logical person will agree with the first statement. Human survival doesn’t depend on Art. If you’re an artist, you’ll agree with the second statement. After all, you’re spending much of your limited time on Earth making Art. But are you clear in your own mind about why you’re doing it? Why paint rather than make art with words or stone or musical notes? What do you tell yourself and others about why you paint? Some answers may sound familiar. Let’s get to the most popular one right away. 1. To ‘express yourself.’ Unless your paintings evoke some response in others, give something of value to others, you may as well spend your time gazing in the mirror. The painter’s …