How to stay creative when uninspired and bored.

Look at your favourite artists and whatever else that you’ve done to prepare for these days.

Draw anyway.

Paint anyway.

Create anyway.

Soldier on.

A blog entry on how to stay motivated and excited about art while losing focus and feel like you suck as an artist
Yellow and blue on watercolour paper how to stay motivated while bored and annoyed
How to keep inspired and moving forward when uninspired and bored yellow on watercolpourpaper with oil mauve and purple
Abstract painting with red and complementary cyan on watercolour paper bored but doing the work
Purple and yellow-green complementary colours on watercolour paper  with abstract pencil crayon

On a slightly different note, I have been experimenting with different styles (see above) of abstract and I have to say, one of the hardest parts about painting is when you are learning something new. To further explain, you see an artist that you like, you study and try to copy it. You suck at it. You then proceed through the garbage, waste and toil until you come out on the other end (hopefully) a better man.


By Afonso Abstract Art

Hello, my name is Kristina. I always knew I was a creative-type person but I just didn’t have a name for it in grade two. I grew up working in my dad's art gallery. After high school, I pursued art at Capilano University in Vancouver, BC; and from there, went onto obtain a bachelor of design with honours at the University of Alberta.

Kandinsky said, “it is evident therefore, that colour harmony must rest only on a corresponding vibration of the human soul.”

I make minimalist, gestural, abstract art. I aim for integrity; the only idea I follow is to be true and honest to my art. I hope that viewers feel a sense of freedom and austerity.

Typically, the material inspires me, followed closely by a compulsion to draw, which ends up leading me. Usually, I do not have a specific idea in mind. I do everything spontaneously, but not always, I have my considered portions. It’s never the same though. It’s unpredictable.

I love to work with oils and pencil. Watercolour is not far behind. Willow bark and conte are also in the top five.