Raw Talent, what is it?

The first quality of creativity I believe is raw talent and it seems to be either gifted or its not. While I acknowledge everyone is special in their own way, and we all have gifts, it seems that recognising just where the talent lies is the answer. Many talented people have fallen by the wayside from lack of motivation, but those who really know where their passions lie seem to be very determined and persistence. Is true talent, if it then exists, an aspect of knowing that which can’t be taught? It is what the ancient Chinese philosophers pondered. They came to acknowledge this as the sensitive, intuitive, heart of creative mankind. I believe it is that part of us that manages to find all the answers at just the right time. I look forward to hearing others comments on this topic. Below is my painting  from 2009, Pools of Light.

Lyne Marshall contemporary landscape painting.

Action, Attention, Activity and Attitude

Growing up on an island was amazing but it has finally caught up with me but no use crying over spilt sunscreen. Recovering from facial surgey for a skin cancer is not exactly an uplifting experience  and it keeps me from the studio, as spashing all that paint about is not good at the moment. I am having the best time though researching for my workshops. The four big A’s.. Action, Attention, Activity and Attitude give us all enormous power but its all down to choice. Grow and expand or stifle the life force and stagnate and die…I know what I am going to do. Enjoy life while I can.  Here one of my newest paintings  finished prior to surgery.

New painting for Art Sydney

River of Life 2, Acrylic on canvas 81 x 112cm