Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned Painting : Part 5 of 5
Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned Painting
Painting Step #4: The Final Layer of Color
Why doesn't EVERYONE paint? Fear. Why doesn't EVERYONE live their fullest, truest, most authentic life? Fear. Overcome your fear of the canvas. Listen to it as you make your mark, step by step, and allow a new way of thinking about life sink into you. YOU are BOTH the art + the artist. We are artists at our core. It is our ability to create that makes us human. It is this ability that we all now must call on and summon up in order to meet the challenges that face us with optimism, compassion, innovation, and imagination!
**INTERESTING NOTE** Many people have reported that they learned more about painting and had more fun learning via online programs than in a traditional art class because they did not have to worry about comparing their work to those around them. That goes against what we commonly believe, but it is worthwhile insight. You can encourage yourself with this info and finally take the fear out of the blank canvas! •
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Whitney Freya is the author of The Artist Within, A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit and 33 Things to Know About Raising Creative Kids. More »