I learned how to paint at a very young age. And as anyone knows that has also learned to paint, one of the main reasons they can’t is due to fear. Of course, it takes tens of thousands of hours to perfect the art of painting (pun intended).
The funny thing is, collecting and creating aren’t so different.
Many people don’t attempt to paint, collect or invest in art because they’re terrified of making a mistake…
Well, want to know what’s a bigger mistake:
Not taking action.
The thing is – you need to make decisions in life to grow.
Any good artist has created pieces they’ve not been completely satisfied with. Those pieces may never even be shown to the public. Additionally, collectors have made the mistake of not purchasing a piece that’s come to fruition from an enjoyment and value perspective.
Heck, the best artists constantly push the limits and stretch the creative frame of mind, so they can see just how unique they can be. Avid collectors put forth a great deal of effort to build a collection they’re proud of. Both push it to the limit.
So here’s my point:
Embrace everything that life throws at you. That includes the mistakes and passed up opportunities.
Try new painting techniques, acquire more art, enjoy the entire process. You will look back and appreciate it all that much more.
Whatever you do, don’t let fear hold you back from making a decision.
Even when you’re deep in the trenches or facing the storm in front of you, there’s always a chance that the sun will be shining or peacefully setting once it’s over.
That said, here are two new pieces for today. The first one is called “Storm Front” and it’s an 8″ x 8″ oil on panel that is available for $225 and the second piece is the deal of the day for $100, which is titled, “Clay Road Sunset.” It’s a 5″ x 7″ oil on panel sunset piece. Both are originals and they are each signed. Please find the links below. They are available for purchase (for a limited time only).
Storm Front ->
Enjoy the rest of your day!