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Proud artist in front of his finished project, “A Roomful Of Ghosts”. Thanks for all of your support for me, my art and this project. It meant more to me than you all know. What’s next? © 2018 David Limrite

“A painting is a thing which requires as much cunning, rascality and viciousness as the perpetration of a crime.”
Edgar Degas, Artist

Be Uncomfortable

I know this is going to sound strange, however, this week, I am recommending that you embrace being uncomfortable, when it comes to making your art.

Especially if you are stuck, un-motivated, or want to take your art to a higher level. (And, who doesn’t want to do that?)

I’ve tried playing it safe and being conservative and precious with my work. And when I do, I am never happy with the results.

YOUR work is going to reflect the attitude and approach YOU employed during the making of it.

Precious approach. Precious Painting.

Conservative approach. Conservative painting.

Fearful approach. Frightened looking painting.

Being uncomfortable while creating can sometimes lead to an uncomfortable looking painting. But, I would rather have that than a boring painting that just sits there doing nothing.

The kind of discomfort that I am talking about is the kind that empowers you to take risks, be bold, be aggressive, be experimental and take chances with your work.

And, this kind of art making will more than likely be uncomfortable.

But the resulting painting has a much better chance of being exciting, energetic, emotional and powerful.

All because you allowed yourself to be uncomfortable while you were creating it.





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