The Commandments of Painting
Keep it simple
Know your skill level. Pick a subject or model that you can paint.
Stay humble. Then practice practice practice.
Don’t get too involved personally in the outcome.
Don’t get caught up in materials fetishes.
Paint what you care about. Have an articulated reason why you do it.
Don’t labor a point. Simple description, then move on.
Watch for crutches.
Mix it up. Do different subjects.
Use a spare and simple palette, start new each day, palette, paint, and enthusiasm.
Don’t expect professional growth with a hobby commitment. Decide which it will be and be happy with that.