As I sit here thinking about the last two weeks, I’m reminded how great it is to be in the business of creative painting. At the moment, I’m working on a TV pilot called “Beauty and the Beast” and we have been fortunate enough to get to work on some really great pieces. It’s a great feeling to see all the set parts come together. As any of you start your projects, big or small, do it with passion and don’t get discouraged when things don’t go exactly as you wanted. Some of the best tricks I have learned, came from mistakes. Not every time you pick up the brush will you create a masterpiece but you will take another step closer to a creative painting finish that you will call on again some time in the future. It’s keeping your mind open to the happy accidents that lead us to the next great finish.
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Keep in mind that no one knows it all and that the moment someone thinks they do, that’s the moment that they stopped getting better and learning. I work with a lot of artists in the film industry that are amazingly talented. The best part is, sometimes I can show them something and other times, they are showing me. So be open to those around you. You’ll be surprised what you can pick up if your open to suggestion. Look at it as though each time that you try, you will get better.
Sometimes your project won’t seem any better, but you will have gained more experience, thus you are getting better. Always remember that art is in the eye of the beholder. I have seen many pieces of art that have sold for millions that I think are terrible, but obviously someone else thinks they are worth while. My father told me something when I was young and I try to remember it any time my artwork is being scrutinized by others, a third of the people love you, a third of the people hate you and a third are indifferent. In the end you have to decide for yourself what the scale of success is. In the end you have to decide what is good and what needs more work.
I’ll keep this article short and sweet. Don’t give up! With every step you get better. Sometimes a little and other times allot but if you are learning, you are moving ahead. Keep those brushes and sponges moving. Remember that the easy path leads nowhere. Good luck and happy painting. Get the tools on xfinity store near me.