It may be an unwise man who doesn’t learn from his own mistakes, but it’s an absolute idiot who doesn’t learn from other peoples’ ~ Frasier Crane Christopher Gallego June 7, 2019 10 Comments The things we most regret in life are the things we never tried. Boy, do I disagree with that one. Disagree because the older I get, the more I lament over […]
Critics aren’t trying to hurt and they aren’t trying to help. They’re trying to impress.
You work your butt off, spend a fortune on art books and workshops, and log in more museum hours than the people who work there.
And still, you feel stuck.
Why is this happening to you and why is it happening now?
Read the post to find out why and what you can do about it.
Forget about creating a masterpiece. Create the state of mind that will allow you to create a masterpiece.
Rules aren’t meant to be broken. They’re meant to be challenged whenever a better solution arises.
Art that tries to offend no one is the visual equivalent of elevator music. Art that emanates from your soul will be loved…and hated.
Working hard at your craft is not the same as working toward growth.
Working toward growth means taking big scary chances with your art and risking failure.
From the moment it’s available, ideally, from the moment you begin, don’t think of your art as your creation. Think of yourself as the caretaker. You simply helped the work along…
The best painters connect passionately with whatever is in front of them (or inside) and their art flows from that passion.
Your art is the biggest impediment to creating your art.