Have you ever received any life changing advice?
My brother, who is also an Artist, shared this piece of advice from Ira Glass on Facebook the other day and it really resonated with me. In fact, I immediately shared it on my Art page and with my two grown-up kids.
When I first started painting I was lucky enough to have my brother as a mentor. He was pretty honest with me and pointed out ways I could improve and mistakes I was making. As I progressed over the years the critiques changed and the pointers became less and less.
I remember fighting my way through to get better and better. Not giving up and not letting small setbacks bring me down. One thing I didn’t do was quit … I just kept on painting!
There are a lot of Art Groups on Facebook where beginners can post photos of their paintings and ask for critiques. However, if somebody does give an honest critique they are often criticised when they are only trying to be helpful.
If my brother hadn’t been honest with me all those years ago my art would never have progressed and I am so thankful to him for that.
Do yourself a favour and listen to the advice from Ira Glass !
Happy painting :)