There is so much thought-provoking conversation out there about "finding your artistic voice" in social media, books and blogs.
This BobBlast is about that subject - and I don't believe we have to search very far. Artist Voice is about painting from your heart… Your Heart.
Begin by NOT painting subjects, colors, and genre you think are going to sell - but painting what YOU LOVE to paint. You may ask, How do I even start?
This is how I start…
First, decide what you want. Pay no attention to your painting skills. Instead pay attention to your intentions. Paint from your own heart, beat your own drum. Set your own goals and write them in your journal.
Attitude and Passion - Before jumping in, think about why you are painting this piece in the first place. Write it down. Write down your goal. Now, your head is clear, your goals are established, now passionately go after it.
Paint the way you have always wanted to paint. A successful painter paints what they know and what they feel about a subject they love.
Stop too soon. Do not give the viewer all the information - just stop, usually at 90%. Here’s something to think about — It takes less than three seconds for the viewer to decide if they are interested in the painting. Try this yourself on your own work. It is a beginning!
Our gift to you this week… How to Paint From Your Heart. Click here to download the PDF.
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