How To Compose Your Painting Without Fear

Do you find yourself striving for perfection in each of your paintings?

It's hard not to, especially when you're painfully aware of the hundreds of individual decisions that go into creating each painting.

Unfortunately, aiming for perfection and being afraid of making a wrong decision actually get in the way of creating successful paintings.

Over the years, I came to realize two things that have made it easier for me to paint.

First, perfection doesn’t exist.  It's that simple.

So I changed my mindset from aiming for perfection to seeing a painting as having a personality.  I'll explain how that works in this week's video.

The second "aha" I had was that you can't ruin a painting! 

You might not like something you've done in a painting, but there are many decisions you could make that would bring that piece to a place where you’ll love it.

In this video I’ll show you different ways I could take the exact same painting.  Either way it will have its own unique personality.

How would you approach your art if you let go trying for perfection? 

My guess is that you would let go of fear and have way more fun.

And isn’t that what the process of creating is all about anyway?

Click here or on the image below to watch the video.

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