“The goal is to master painting –- not to perfect every painting.”
Bill Inman, “Transitioning from a Good Artist to a Master Artist (Part 2)”
Take the pressure off yourself by regarding every painting (or, perhaps more realistically, most paintings) as part of the journey to mastering painting rather than every single piece having to be a completed journey by itself.
It’s not failure to stop working on a painting or drawing. It’s like setting out on a walk and then turning back when it starts pouring with rain rather than the hoped-for light showers; you just didn’t do it that day.
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