Most of my watercolor paintings above show my experience in mastering a brush skill. Even though I started painting in 1984, I’m still trying to improve my brush skill. I never feel like I have completed my painting, that is why I keep on paint and draw. Perhaps the best way to master the brush skill is ‘just draw’, choose the subject matter that will challenge you such as a group of trees, a group of composed food, a close-up of nature etc. One more thing, to feel like the painting is ‘yours’, you also need to have your own color scheme. Just like other master painters. So, why not try it and don’t ever give up. Picasso once said “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. (BrainyQuote, n.d).
Don’t ever throw away your artwork whether you like it or not, keep it as a ‘record’ of your experience. You can create your own ‘history’ of art. As you progress, you will realize that your style changed, for me, good artworks should be based on the experience of an artist creating their artworks. We cannot be a good artist through our overnight skill, it is proven that most of the excellent artist resulted from their progress of works. I guess we can observe this scenario in the growth of the art movement.
What say you?
BrainyQuote (n.d.). Pablo Picasso Quotes. Retrieved from https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/pablo_picasso_107571
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That is so true, painting and drawing is actually very relaxing. Right now I am trying to make a Picasso out of my grandson.
Yes, its a kind of therapy, at the same time he will learn.