Paint what excites you

The detail of the way the paint settles on the paper can be a fascinating aspect of a painting.
The detail of the way the paint settles on the paper can be a fascinating aspect of a painting.

There are two approaches (at least) to deciding what to paint.

1 – Paint what you think will sell

2 – Paint what excites you.

In time, if you take the second approach, the first approach is may well be redundant.

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7 thoughts on “Paint what excites you

  1. So true Vandy but I think there is a third option. “Paint to improve your skill.” I’ve been doing a lot of that recently. It doesn’t always excite but it takes me a lot of the way to producing some that will eventually excite. Just love these wonderful colours and textures.

  2. You’re right – paint what you love and it will show. Unfortunately, right now in my winter slump I don’t feel inspired or ready to paint anything other than small class studies. But they may become larger things later – when spring gives me new life!

    1. I think there’s a lot of value in the small studies. I aim to do a couple every week, but all too often my good intentions are in vain. I keep trying though. Well done on doing yours.

  3. I always try to paint what excites me, in fact painting anything excites me, but when someone wants to own one of my paintings its the most exciting feeling in the world!

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