|'River of Inspiration' 16 x 20 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $250|
When handled correctly frustration can lead to growth as an artist.
It's not so bad when we first start painting. We just don't know what we don't know. It is when we start learning about all that goes into creating a good painting that our progress can be stopped by the fear of the learning curve. Frustration sets in. This is great news! This means that we are learning. We just need to push through it and keep painting. After awhile we overcome the frustration until the next challenge. And through it all we become better artists.
When you are experiencing frustration, embrace it and keep painting!
- Tackle one concept at a time. For example if you are frustrated by value, find exercises that will help your understanding. Don't try to learn it all at once!
- Paint often. Go ahead and embrace the paintings that don't work out....they are part of the growth process.
- Take a break. Sometimes a break is needed to allow information to sink in. You will return to the easel refreshed. (just don't stay away too long and be sure to keep studying)
- When you paint remind yourself that it is only paper and no one needs to see the studies!
Today's Painting: My demo from my Uart Underpainting workshop. Uart with dry wash underpainting