That’s it … I’m giving up!!!!
How many times did I throw my brush down in frustration and quit this stuipd painting thing?
So many I lost count 🙂
Luckily I picked up the brush one more time than I threw it down.
The frustration of learning to paint is real. It is something we all go through.
The good news is its actually part of the process you need to go through in order to acquire the skills you need. The fundamentals of good painting. They have to be learned.
But here is the problem.
During those moments of frustration it is easy to assume that you have no natural talent.
It’s easy to conclude that maybe being a good artist is not meant for you.
It’s easy to look at other more accomplished artists and assume that they must have IT and you don’t.
These feelings of lack often mix with other self-esteem issues that send us spiraling into a negative place.
And we quit!
Never liked artists much anyway lol
Think I will take up golf instead!
I get it.
I had more than my fair share of hissy fits.
I had more than my fair share of despair not knowing how to improve my paintings.
I had more than my fair share of jumping around on YouTube videos from one artist to the next.
Luckily in the moments when I quit I thought back to my training in human behaviour.
I remembered that we all go through various stages of learning anything.
The frustration stage is natural and follows the early enthusiasm stage.
So if you are stuck in frustration right now here is what to do right after you quit.
It may take time to move past frustration so when you are in it just know you are on the right path.
In time it moves out of your conscious mind into your unconscious and you break through to the next level with your painting.
Give it time. Be patient.
And learn to love the process.
The two things that I found helped the most was to study the fundamentals consistently and paint consistently.
Have faith that if you are inspired to paint that its in your heart and soul.
So after quitting start again.
You can do it!
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