If you’re fairly new to painting and you find yourself looking at your work with disappointment, constantly finding fault, then this video should give you heart.
It’s author Ira Glass speaking about the process of becoming skilled at storytelling, but we could apply it just as well to learning to paint.
His key message is that to develop your skills, you must PRODUCE work. A volume of work. It won’t all be great. But it will teach you a lot. And you need to take the attitude that, to be disappointed in what you produce in the early stages is simply a part of the process, and is born of the fact you have a good eye for how you want things to be!