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Weekly Blog on creativity and what it takes to be an artist by David Limrite (artist, teacher, mentor & coach)


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Still loving the blue! Thinking a lot about motivation lately. I think my motivation to add some color back into my work is very strong right now. But, it could not be just random colors. The colors had to fit in with what I was already doing with my work. Blue seems to be settling in nicely. 10”x 8”, acrylic on wood. © 2019 David Limrite

“For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment.”
Ernest Hemingway, Author

Own It

You make what you make. Good and bad. Be proud of your successes and learn from your failures.

Own what you do. All of it.

Celebrate the good stuff. Share it with people. Talk about it. Exhibit it. Hang it on a wall in your house. Sell it. Be proud. You made something wonderful. It came from you. It didn’t exist until you made it. Own it.

Recognize the bad stuff. Learn from it. Laugh it off to experience. Let it go. Paint over it. Throw it away. You made something that didn’t work. You created something that was well below your standards. It still came from you. It also didn’t exist until you made it. Own it.

It’s frustrating, discouraging and disappointing to create something that doesn’t work. But that’s all it means. You tried something that didn’t work. Creating something bad from time to time does not mean that you are a terrible artist. The amazing thing is that you tried. Everything we make is not going to be a winner. That comes with the territory of being a creator.

Own it. Learn from it. And try again.

(This goes for the successes , as well as, the failures).




Santa Monica:

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Dynamic Figure Drawing:

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art

October 4-6, Friday - Sunday | More Details

Learn 10 essential concepts and techniques to create dynamic, emotional and expressive figure drawings and paintings.

Working from a live model, you will put these into practice to create your own dynamic figure drawings. The workshop will be geared toward drawing; however, pastel, acrylic, watercolor, ink, and mixed media (including collage) will be welcomed. If you are a beginner, drawing only is encouraged.

All levels welcome: beginner to advanced.

Praise from a Summer 2019 workshop:

“[I enjoyed] the whole weekend! Each lesson was fantastic. This was the best of all past [workshops]. Wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you.” Jane F.

“[The] demos were great. [I enjoyed the] invaluable tips [and] David’s kind, supportive, teaching style. I cannot think of one thing to [change about the workshop]. Pretty much perfection. You’ve got this down!” Lori W.

“We covered a lot, but I felt the lectures/demos all held together as a ‘suite’ and built on each other in a really useful way. Thought it was the best [workshop] yet. Looking forward to the next one…” ~ Cynthia A.

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