015: Confessions of an Artist’s Struggle with Embracing Ugly

What’s more interesting?  Ugly or Pretty?  Why?

Sometimes, I think as I’m painting that I’ve got to brush up on ugly before I can get to a truly interesting painting.  You know, the kind that pulls you to it.  That’s what I’m learning to embrace, that beautiful for all it’s wonderful benefits is not the only way to express yourself.  It’s the opposition between the two that can be the most interesting.  But believe me, I struggle with this.  Inviting unrest and even the ugly into the process makes me uncomfortable even if I know it will bring many benefits.  This is my struggle.  Take a listen.



Ugly Painting? 

Painting Over Pretty