Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Blondheim Art Original Paintings
Cone and Lavender
acrylic on panel
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Shift Your Attitude
I know so many painters who feel that study is only for beginners. They have established careers and they feel comfortable with what they are doing. Or they are at an intermediate stage of their career and feel that because established artists are successful and comfortable,that is what they must do too.
I feel just the opposite. I think we all need more study time in our work. We must become students of our craft for life. I fully believe that we must continue to do warm ups, speed painting, studying parts and pieces of subjects, brushwork exercises, value studies and so forth, constantly learning new technique and researching in order to improve.
Doing refined finished paintings are of course our jobs. We must sell to eat, however, stop thinking that cranking out one painting after another is the way to become a better artist. Take some time in between to study a bit each day.