This week I received a comment from Jan Robinson. I feel free to share these enthusiastic words. Thank you Jan! (I would just like to add this: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes: fear is a hand-brake on your development.)
A comment on the post “Fat-over-Lean”
Great article. Much easier to understand than most sites and you go deeper into the explanation as well. Thank you for that.
One word of advise for everyone: Do not be discouraged but just keep searching and learning as you go. I’ve obtained a huge amount of knowledge by talking with other artists, searching the web, buying good instructional books, and contacting the manufacturers – without ever taking an art class. I also purchase mini canvases (only a couple of inches square) and experiment on them. I test drying times, mixing mediums, etc. to see what will happen before I continue on to the picture I’m creating. Start with smaller canvases (or boards, etc.) to get “the feel” of it and build up your confidence. If your first few pieces don’t turn out as you thought they would, just chalk it up to a learning experience and move on to bigger and better things. You didn’t start walking the day you were born; you had to fall, get up and keep trying till you eventually were running. Consider it a joyful activity and grow through it.