Debi Pendall in her studio
"In the process of painting, many emotions can come up, like frustration, anger and fear. If you hold back, the work shows repression and the desire to be polite, . . . . Instead, welcome all these emotions, including joy, allowing things to flow. All you have inside will then pour out and the censoring stops. Don't be afraid of the struggle."
I'm remembering a book, Art & Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland,
that I have on my bookshelf and haven't read it. Think I'll look again at it. Debi says, "don't be afraid of the struggle" . . a welcome reminder . . as I've discovered that I'm not the only artist who struggles with "bringing up" an image that works for them.