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!
One of my goals for The School was for it to help people to just start PRODUCING. To provide people learning with a bit of structure to help them sit down, get their paints out and GO FOR IT.
I’d be interested to know from School members if they find it helps with that?
Please do let me know.