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Some Paintings Tips that Have Helped Me a Lot!

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A couple months ago, I found these great tips on making paintings which have helped me tremendously. I have found these to be immensely helpful in getting the critic off my shoulder while I try to create: a problem that’s been dogging me for years! Now I have a…

Tips for Improving Your Paintings

Drawing by Rembrandt van Rijn | "Reclining Lion" | pen and paint brush | ca. 1650

Class notes from art camp classes with George Liebert and Dan Gustin, Oxbow, MI, summer 1991.

Make a list of verbs and adjectives about your own work.

I evolved a way of looking at paintings which was massively time consuming and deeply rewarding. For I came to recognize that it often took the first hour or so in front of a painting for stray associations or motivated misperceptions to settle down, and it was only then, with the same amount of time or more to spend looking at it, that the picture could be relied upon to disclose itself as it was….

— Richard Wollheim

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