Tuesday, April 08, 2014

How t become a successful Painter

"People begin to become successful the minute they decide to 
     --  Harvey Mackay

1. Paint.
Yep you got it get those brushes out and get to work.

 2. Put your first stroke down and move on with another stroke. Work your strokes and let your strokes work you.

Don't lick them down think before yo paint the first stroke.

 3. Stop the painting before you think you should.

Oh that is so hard, just one more tweak, yep and you get a really over work painting. I see them all the time.

 4. Put your painting aside and start another painting.
I keep about 4 going at all times. This give me time to think and work out problems in my head then approach the paint wit fresh eyes.

If you can't work on more then one painting at a time take breaks every hour, then take a fresh look at your work.

 5. Always keep in mind that you are your own best critic.
Is it a meaningful subject
Lost and Found objects
Focal Point
Over all Simplification
Visual Depth
I am sure you have your own list of check points.

 6. Never knowing leave anything wrong on your canvas. Perfection in painting is probably not possible but your work reflect you so stay engaged. Have confidence self doubt is a killer.

 7. No matter how skillful you become painting never get easy.Your style is what you're doing academically wrong. Nothing will mess up you painting quicker then thinking you don't have what it takes. Your work is a reflection of yourself -- you only have one life to show you've got style.

 8. You need to paint with enough assurance and confidence to know you can do whatever you like. So paint your story and make painting your life. Be honest with yourself about your progress. Always try to do a better job than you did the day before. Remember painters come in all sizes and shapes,sex,race,and age do not matter. Art is your voice the song of your heart

Daffodil Still Life
Daffodil Still Life, painting by Delilah Smith
About This Painting:
Daffodils Still Life
oil painting on stretched gallery wrapped canvas
Media: oil painting
Size: 14 in X 11 in (35.6 cm X 27.9 cm)
Price: $400 USD
How to Purchase:

Buy this painting on PayPal
Price: $400 USD plus $15 USD s/h

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