Posts Tagged: Making mistakes

Do Something, Even If It’s Wrong

Last December I started a new painting. At the time I was reading an oil painting book in which the artist advocated starting with the darkest and lightest values, more or less mapping out those points on the canvas. So,

Do Something, Even If It’s Wrong

Last December I started a new painting. At the time I was reading an oil painting book in which the artist advocated starting with the darkest and lightest values, more or less mapping out those points on the canvas. So,

Nightmare in Phthalo Blue

This particular scene was going to have a river running through it. As you know, I’m not good at rivers. And just as happened with my earlier attempt, a river doesn’t run through this painting either.

Nightmare in Phthalo Blue

This particular scene was going to have a river running through it. As you know, I’m not good at rivers. And just as happened with my earlier attempt, a river doesn’t run through this painting either.

If At First…

…I think I spent more time wiping off and scrubbing away paint than I did in actually putting paint on the canvas

If At First…

…I think I spent more time wiping off and scrubbing away paint than I did in actually putting paint on the canvas

The Importance of Making Mistakes

Today’s art project was a disaster. Luckily, I learned early on in my art explorations that making mistakes was an important part of the learning experience. When they happen — and they happen frequently for me — I don’t allow

The Importance of Making Mistakes

Today’s art project was a disaster. Luckily, I learned early on in my art explorations that making mistakes was an important part of the learning experience. When they happen — and they happen frequently for me — I don’t allow