Saturday, December 3, 2016

Painting Commandments

I found this in my google docs, from awhile back. I called it my commandments of painting.



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.





7 comments:

  1. I just copied and printed this. Thanks.

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  2. Do you have any video of that? I’d love to find out some additional information.
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  4. Enjoyed your 11 "commandments of painting". Very wise advice. Have a question about commandment #3. How can one not be personally involved with the outcome? By virtue of the fact you are the creator of the work you are immediately and forever attached to the work. I have an art blog Jeaneanpainter.com. Would like your permission to feature you on my next blogpost. Also use a few images. I am enjoying your writing and greatly admire the work.

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