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Another view of 5 of the finished pieces from A Roomful Of Ghosts. Let me know what you think. I would love to read your feedback. © 2018 David Limrite

“I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.”
Vincent Van Gogh

Want To Make It Better

Here is another thought that came to me during my “Ghosts” project. This approach also helped guide me through my project. And I was grateful for it.

I think this approach could be very helpful for all artists, but especially those of you who work in a series format.

What came to me is this: You have to always want to make your next painting better than your last painting.

I know this may sound simple, and might be considered a “no-brainer” to some of you, but think about it. You always want to try and make your next painting better than the one you just finished.

This is how you push yourself, and your art, into higher stratospheres of creativity and quality.

This is how you become a better artist.

You do not ever want to rest on your laurels. The next painting should not be “just as good as” your last painting. It should be better. Always better.

You want to approach your next painting by, first of all, learning as much as you can from the last painting. What worked and what didn’t. And then, try and outdo yourself on the next one.

And so on, and so on.

Look at your current painting and ask yourself, “How can I make my next painting better than this one?”




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