Artists Don’t Know What They Are Doing

JacksonPollock250“When I paint, I am not aware of what I am doing.” Jackson Pollock –

I agree with this quote. It’s common that the creative mode makes artists oblivious to anything else in the world. Winston Churchill said that when painting all your worries disappear and, “Time stands respectfully aside.” However, I tend to be an advocate for also have times of stepping back from your painting and consciously analysing what is happening. This helps so much with all aspects of composition and colour. Am I being too bold by saying – I think Jackson Pollock should have stepped back more often? What do you think?

– Painting by Jackson Pollock