please refer to yourself as an ‘artist’

reckless painting table with brushes and paint

Welcome to Reckless Painting

reckless painting table with brushes and paint
reckless painting table with brushes and paint
  • if you don’t already, please refer to yourself as an ‘artist’
  • “Everybody is talented, original and has something important to say.” Brenda Ueland 1938
  • as often as possible, try not to think about painting while painting
  • seek honesty, but feel no need to explain (except to yourself)
  • be gentle with the brushes
  • none of this will count for your final mark
  • heed your first reaction
  • ‘suitable for framing’ can be intimidating
  • when painting ignore adversity: disliking work in progress can be an important step
  • criticism – be it constructive, helpful or well-meant – is not always helpful
  • ‘untitled’ only works once

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